October 12, 2007Usually pirates do the plundering, but this time
they're the ones who've been plundered.
Metal thieves sailed
off with the the Seafair Pirate ship's decorative cannons and the
buckaneers want them back.
X marks the spot where six
decorative cannons once adorned the Moby Duck.
before metal thieves broke into a Sodo warehouse where the vessel
was stored and sailed off with what they thought was a real
"they're gold plated steel, you can't get the gold
plating off so it's not worth anything to anyone...steel is not
worth much," say Bruce "Bad Brew" Stevenson, a Seafair
But to these buckaneers, the decorative barrels are
worth a lot.
They're part of the Moby Ducks history and part
of the fun for the crowds.
"What did you feel when you heard
this story? They did that to the Pirates?" says Mark "Keelhaul"
Jensen. "I think that's how most of our audience would
And replacing the cannons will cost the pirates plenty
"I's kind of ridiculous to say we've gotta spend
36-hundred dollars doing this. We'd rather send that money to our
Christmas basket program or toys for kids or whatnot," says
Pretty frustrating for a pirate.
"It makes a
pirate say aaar, it does!" says Stevenson.
"We'd like to take
'em on a parade or two...behind the duck!" says Jensen.
as angry as they are, these pirates promise, if they can just get
their cannon barrels back, the won't even make the crooks walk the
"I'd have a little fun before we took
'em swimmin'," says Stevenson.
If you know anything about the
stolen decorations, the pirates would really like your help. They're
asking you to call Seattle Police with any information that can help
them get the Moby Duck shipshape once again.
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