Portland Walking Tours

Arrghh! We be number 1!!

September 21st, 2009

This weekend at Cathedral Park in St. Johns a bunch of dedicated Portlanders got into the Guinness Book of World Records by assembling the most pirates in one location with an official count of 1,651.  To be counted as a pirate you had to be wearing a bandanna on your head (Argh!), wear an eye patch (Argh!), and carry a sword, real or not-so-much (Double Argh!). Parrots, peg-legs and tankards of grog, while welcome, were apparently not required. Oh… and pirates under the age of 13 had to have a waiver signed by their parents.

If you’d like to find out more you can read all about it in the Portlander.

If you’d like to find out even more about Portland’s weird and whacky side be sure to try our Beyond Bizarre Tour!

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