Friday, April 11, 2008

Pirate Events, San Fransisco

A Floatilla of Sailing Ships inhabited San Fransisco Bay for the past several months, giving schoolchildren a firsthand look at what pirates and sailors of their imaginings actually did.

We teach (the youth) about the history of sailing and the exploration of the West Coast," said Samuel Stanton, educational coordinator and swashbuckling second mate on the Hawaiian Chieftain. "We have them sail the boat, physically set the sails and help turn the boat around. They learn a little bit. They have a lot of fun. It's a great place to have a classroom."

On the ships, students worked with crews wearing sailor garb from the late 1700s and looking a bit like they'd stepped out of a movie.

-From the Mercury News

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