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Pirates in the Port takes place Saturday in Bath

BATH, Beaufort County - Pirates in the Port will take place Saturday in Bath, providing people who love all things Pirates a chance to have some fun and learn more.

Below is a full press release on the event.

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Pirates have long had a place in North Carolina's history. From Stede Bonnet to Blackbeard himself, people have long been fascinated with the idea of pirates. Who were they? Where did they live? What did they wear? How did they become pirates?

Pirates will once again walk the streets of Bath. Historic Bath will host "Pirates in the Port," which takes place Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

The Devilmen of Cape Feare, a living history group, will re-enact the British return to Bath to report the death of the pirate Blackbeard. The "British" will sail to Harding's Landing State Dock off Main Street at 10 a.m. to report on Blackbeard's death. They will set up camp at the Palmer Marsh House until 4 p.m.

During this re-enactment, visitors may expect to learn about the pirate history of Bath through live demonstrations, and by interacting with the Devilmen of Cape Feare re-enactors. Craft activities and hands-on demonstrations will also be set up and will continue throughout the day. The Palmer Marsh House will be open and tours of the Bonner House will be available upon request.  A retrospective exhibit of costumes and memorabilia from Historic Bath's outdoor drama "Blackbeard: Knight of the Black Flag" will also be displayed at Venue Pirate Hall, Old Bath High School Campus, Harding Street, Bath.

For additional information on the program at Historic Bath, please call (252) 923-3971.


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