Monday, September 29, 2008

Yo Ho Ho Ho, A Pirate's (ship) Life for Me.

Tomorrow is a big day at YoYo Joe's. The painters show up at 7:30 am - a little under seven hours from now. PLUS, the pirate ship shows up. Did I mention the pirate ship? No? Oh, it's just a 14 foot by 10 foot wooden pirate ship designed and handcrafted by Nate Piper of Maine.

Who's Nate? Well, besided being my brother-in-law, he's one of the people who came to Delaware to build the Kalmar Nyckel - Delaware's tall ship. He's a real wooden shipbuilder, having gone to school specifically to learn the craft of wooden ship building. He makes his living up in New England building and repairing wooden ships, so we're blessed to have him building our own pirate ship.

The ship is going to be awesome. It will be elevated two feet off the floor. Kids will be able to get up onto the ship by going up a small set of stairs, and they can get off the ship by either going back down the stairs, or taking a small slide down off the ship. Plus, it will have a real ship's wheel, two masts, a yardarm, a sail, anchor and the cannon we previously posted back on Talk Like a Pirate Day. I will be taking lots of photos, so tune in tomorrow night for photographic evidence of said pirate ship.

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