Pyrate Lore & Harbour Walks

Oswego, NYJoin Capt. John Swallow and QM Seika Hellbound for Pyrate Lore & Harbour Walks™. Historical tales of Pyrates (Canadian and otherwise); sunken ships, daring raids, men “put on account” with Pyrate fleets and treasures of all kinds to tempt even honest citizens! True accounts of Canada’s waterways and those who sailed them – and an infamous Caribbean Pyrate who retired to Canada!

Privateers, Buccaneers and perhaps even a Sea Chantey or two; Real Pyrates ~ Real History™!

Walks take place in Port Colborne, Ontario (along the Welland Canal, near Lake Erie)…other locations by parley (may include Fort Erie, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Port Dover).

Adults: $15 / Children: $5 (6 – 16 & must be accompanied by adults) / Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids): $30 – CAD/USD at par, pre-payment required. Maximum 20 persons per tour. Most tours last approximately 90 minutes and are generally considered ‘accessible’ (due to the age of these areas, some may be less than level). Families are welcome, though children 6 to 16 MUST be accompanied by an Adult 18+ (not recommended for children less than 6 years). Pre-payment is required to reserve yer space (only a digital receipt will be issued). We may accept cash or credit cards at the walk, but pre-arrangemnt is required.

Tours are currently by appointment only…contact us for schools, museums, corporate events, private tours, educational seminars, corporate functions, or other appearances (no kiddie parties please…there are scary clowns for that) – available for groups of 10 or more, your location or ours.

Walks are seasonal and weather permitting (generally rain or shine – short o’ thunderstorms/hail/occasional sea monsters). If there is inclement weather before the walk starts, ye will be contacted and offered an alternate date (sorry, no refunds).

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Though we list these as “walks”, we are equally able to present to schools, museums, libraries, team building, youth/senior groups…or anyone wishing to participate in some “living history” with real Pyrates. Special group, private tours, educational lectures and the like are available and may be booked at almost any time or location, please contact us for a parley! For history o’ a more “Victorian” nature (among other things), visit our mates at Missus Mooney’s Halfpenny Dreadfuls.

Port Colborne & Lake Erie

Broadside-PrideOfBaltimore-II-bwMany ships have passed this port o’er the years – even before the Welland Canal was built. Lake Erie may be home to more nautical mis-adventures than any o’ the Great Lakes; interesting since it’s also the smallest & shallowest! If ye look closely, ye can still see remnants o’ the old ways…

  • The Beloved Buccaneer o’ St. Catharines
  • The greatest mishap of the War of 1812 – that you’ve never heard about
  • Shipyards, shanty towns & things that go boom
  • “Mooncussers” and why sailors feared them
  • Rum Runners, Bootleggers & Prohibition
  • The Lake Er"Bessie" Lake Erie Monsterie Quadrangle (more deadly than the Bermuda Triangle)
  • $100,000 reward for capture of “Bessie” – the Lake Erie Sea Monster
  • The Burmese ship that became an Australian prison and ended up as a notorious sideshow in Lake Erie 100 years later
  • The giant woman who saved drowning sailors during a storm by carrying them in from the waves

Start Location: Port Promenade – 241 West St. at the corner of Clarence St. (next to the Clarence St. lift bridge). Free parking.

We walk along the Welland Canal area, all areas accessible.

 

** Be certain ye visit the Port Colborne Marine Heritage Museum (tell ’em the Pyrates sent ye) and don’t forget to return for Canal Days every August long weekend.

 

 

Tours are currently by appointment only…contact us for schools, museums, corporate events, private tours, educational seminars, corporate functions, or other appearances (no kiddie parties please…there are scary clowns for that) – available for groups of 10 or more, your location or ours.

<strong>Contact us now!</strong> Contact us now!

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