Pirates in the Port takes Bath back in time

Published 7:45 pm Monday, July 23, 2018

BATH — Visitors from far and wide made their way to Bath on Saturday to participate in the annual Pirates in the Port program, hosted by the Historic Bath Site. From lectures on the seafaring practices of Blackbeard and Lt. Robert Maynard to demonstrations of various aspects of colonial life, the event offered visitors a trip back in time to see Bath as it might have been three centuries ago.

BLACKSMITHING: A forge and anvil in the front yard of the Palmer-Marsh House offered visitors a chance to witness blacksmithing as it would have been done during the colonial era. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

MEMORIAL: The final event of the weekend, an Eight Bells End of Watch ceremony was held at the State Docks the for the 10 men from Lt. Robert Maynard’s crew who were killed in the battle with Blackbeard at Ocracoke. This was the first public reading of those names, which were collected by scholars in England specifically for the 300th anniversary of the battle. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

DRESSMAKING: Adding to the educational value of the event, interpreters demonstrated crafts such as dressmaking, weaving and doll making. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

HISTORICALLY ACCURATE: Replica weapons were on display outside of the Palmer-Marsh House, along with medical tools and other items from the colonial era. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

BLACKBEARD: An interpreter playing the role of Blackbeard prepares a meal in the pirate encampment on Bonner Point. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)