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Portrait of Sir Henry Torrey, Privateer


Sir Henry was a pirate for ten years and worked for the Department of Nottingham Festival in Simi Valley, California, USA. He also worked for  Pirates For Hire as their marketing manager. He “went to events, passed out flyers and had a great time.” He regularly attended events such as the Ventura Pirate Festival at Ventura Harbor .

Sir Henry said that Facebook “is a really good media for pirates. I have over 3000 pirate friends from Florida to Europe and all over the world. And we all have a blast.”

Sir Henry Torrey’s Flintlock 

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Portrait of Captain Jack


Captain Jack was a pirate who loved rum and Moon Mermaid.

He was an actor with Pirates For Hire who attended events such as the Ventura Pirate Festival at Ventura Harbor. He was a performer who entertained all over America, including Alaska, and various countries around the world.

During events, he was a Master of Ceremonies in the costume contests and was very inspirational to children who were fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and were motivated to dress like pirates.

Captain Jack said I could write anything I wanted to write as long as it made him sound good. But I think you could find out more about him on @captainjacklive.

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Must be that fall is right around the corner!!

 

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Portrait of Victoria Higgley


Victoria was an actress for Pirates For Hire. She did the Ventura Pirate Festival at Ventura Harbor every year; she was a “traveling pirate.”

Victoria emphasized that she was a “lady pirate and not a wench.” She sword fought, beat up/got beaten up by other pirates, but “on the most part, spent time together with friends.”

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Portrait of Mackenzie


Mackenzie worked at Ventura Harbor and the Ventura Pirate Festival was her event. As the lead organizer, she had to hire all the entertainment, get all the rentals, get all the privateers, such as Pirates For Hire, all the event vendors and then make sure they were all on time and in place.

Mackenzie was also in charge of social media for the event; she did all the Facebook, @Twitter and @Instagram for Ventura Harbor.

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Portrait of Captain Payne


Captain Payne tagged along with his @PiratesForHire father wearing a goblet that belonged to his dead wife (see below). His wife’s hand was on the Goblet and the ring was still there too. He kept her hand and ring around the goblet because he missed her.

The sword Captain Payne carried around was a British Calvary sword made during the British Indian Wars; it was “pretty sharp” and had seen real battles before coming into the hands of this Pirates For Hire actor-pirate.

The jacket Captain Payne wore was a Spanish Captain’s jacket which didn’t fit very well, but he was going to have a tailor fix it for him “so that it would actually fit better.”

Captain Payne’s vest had blood red roses on it to symbolize the ship that is father sailed The Bloody Rose; the flagship for their Fleet.

Goblet with Captain Payne’s wife’s hand and wedding ring

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