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Things we can do for you!

Educational services:
the Brethren of the Great Lakes gives discussions and lectures on piracy.
  • Piracy through the ages; Pirates in the Ancient World, Pirates of the Renaissance Period, Pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy, Pirates and Privateers of the American Revolution, Modern Piracy, as well as a General Overview of Pirates.
  • Life as a Pirate
  • Pirate Ships; Longboat to Schooner
  • Pirate Weapons and Tactics
  • Buccaneers, Corsairs, Pirates, and Privateers
  • Pirates of fiction; Long John Silver to Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Pirates in History; Blackbeard, Kidd, Rackam, and others
  • Navigation During the Age of Sail
  • Admiralty Law


  • Meet and Greet. Pirates add flair and excitement to any promotion and the Brethren are experts at making any gathering more fun for the guests.
  • Contests are a great way to involve your guests and promote your business and the Brethren can host a variety of different contests and competitions.

Entertainment and Bookings:

The Brethren of the Great Lakes can attend to any entertainment needs whether you'd like groups of pirates for an usual addition to existing entertainment or you're looking for pirate themed entertainment to headline your event.

  • Stage shows; comedy, plays, music, games, and other stage performances
  • Combat shows; demonstrations and fight skits with hand weapons such as swords and axes to black powder pistols and cannon.
  • Story telling for any age group.
  • Rum Tastings; a fun addition to any adult oriented event, have pirates discuss the history and trivia of the various rums that are served.

The Brethren of the Great Lakes offer full production services and can plan and organize your event from start to finish. The Brethren have organized everything from private parties to city wide festivals and everything in between.

For more information
contact the Brethren of the Great Lakes.

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