October 3, 2009 · 9:00 AM
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After a night of Frolic and merriment in the northern port of Cartersville.................................The next morning we need your help.
The stormy seas and foul weather have taken a toll on our ship. A rouge way knocked the top rail clear off the Larboard side, a dead eye tore loose during a Gail, and her rudder looks like a udder! Poor old Jacques lost his head during the mast lowering ceremony at the James Joyce and the ship needs a lot of TLC to be seaworthy for the next event. We have a lot of appearances coming up and Sadly we will not be able to use the float in the little 5 parade due to lack of secure parking for her after the parade. This is the only open weekend available before a surprise appearance (still in development) and she needs not only sprucing up a bit, but during static displays we could have a taller mast! Maybe we can have a true main sail during these displays if the riggers can sort out the details. So gather round crew and set course for the secret location. We have plenty to do for the ones of you who didn't have a chance to get your hands dirty last time. Skilled or just clumsy, we welcome all pirates and wenches (NO KIDS PLEASE unless they can tote timbers or cook) From sweeping to sorting the materials we already have on hand.......... just too much for a tired old tar to manage and manhandle by me self. If ya don't do anything but lead us in a song, it will lift the spirits and make the load seems lighter! We may need some more rope so look around your hold, or steal from your neighbors garage or shed and see if you have some sisal or hemp rope just rotting away. boards, nails, screws, rats, parrots or FLAGS! The hand rail still sits in a pile , just waiting for A crew to size and fit. We need a place to install Belaying Pins and the handrail has to be installed first. Any materials you can bring, then bring them on or write me to swing by with a truck if too large fer yer skiff; we can store till needed. The future will bring a higher deck so the land luvers can see our sharp steel, fierce scowl and the lady's bounteous over flowing.....err pretty ruffles better. All of you know or should know by now we still have another 1/2 of a ship to build as soon as we commandeer a bigger or second trailer! I will try and have something for everyone to do and those of you with deep pockets............well you know what to do.
See you at the secret location.
Quartermaster Ferguss Hardwood