Step back in time this weekend


A gorgeous summer weekend and off we go to Liverpool for a Historic Festival.IMG_8148 IMG_8153

(And a little snack of Lil’ Orbits donuts)IMG_8161 IMG_8222

What are Privateer Days?

Privateers were privately owned ships that were authorized by government to raid ships from other countries – “a form of legalized piracy on the high seas” The men who served aboard these ships were also referred to as “privateers.” After the American Revolution, American privateer ships ranged up and down Nova Scotia’s South Shore, ambushing merchant shipments, disrupting commerce, and occasionally stealing ships right out of Liverpool’s wharves. Desperate to defend their homes, their families, and their livelihoods, many leading citizens of the Town of Liverpool petitioned the British government for the right to retaliate against these ocean raiders. In 1777, these citizens were granted authorization to launch privateer ships of their own. Liverpool quickly emerged as one of British North America’s leading privateer ports, eventually deploying more privateer vessels than even the much larger city of Halifax. Although privateers no longer roam the seas, and the day of the great sailing ships has passed, Liverpool’s significance in maritime history lives on in the town’s nickname to this day: PORT OF THE PRIVATEERS.

Privateer Days is the Annual Festival in Liverpool to celebrate and remember this colourful privateer heritage.

It was fun to watch this small reenactment along the waterfront with a gun salute and cannonball fired!IMG_8167 IMG_8169 IMG_8170 IMG_8171 IMG_8172 IMG_8175 IMG_8177

Complete with pirates 😀

IMG_8181 IMG_8182 IMG_8184 IMG_8185 IMG_8200 IMG_8201 IMG_8204 IMG_8213

Liverpool even has Privateer fire hydrants 😛IMG_8221

Published by

Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s