Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ghost Walk this Weekend
Our merry little band, or at least a few of us, will be playing ghosts this weekend at the New Bern Ghost Walk. Friday and Saturday night, we will be portraying the crew of the famous NC privateer Snap Dragon. Captain Otway Burns was the ship's skipper, and was the most successful privateer from the Old North State during the War of 1812. Though Burns was from Beaufort, he recruited crew members in New Bern. We will be doing a brief skit portraying an auction of captured goods, while townspeople jeer and call us pirates. A narrator will give each tour group a brief history of privateering during the War of 1812, Otway Burns and his ship, and a description of the items possibly being auctioned. This will be the first time I get to wear my brand new 1812 duds, so I'm excited. Unit members Ken and Pam Sewell are graciously hosting us in their New Bern home. It should be a fun weekend.