Pirates of the Pursuit

Privateers of The Schooner Pursuit Historical Society
Who We Are​...
We are a group of reenactors that portray Merchant "Privateer" Mariners of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).  We also portray both sides of the war. British Loyalist (or Tory) and Continental Rebel. 

We are also a crew. The Pursuit (As seen on the Left) is an actual 65'  Twin Mast Schooner we are ressurecting to a 1775 era Schooner.
What We Do...
We are not your typical reenactment group. Whislt there are a great many Revolutionary War Reenactments, not many are by water, so we also cross over into the Pirate Realm of Reenacting as well.

We also branch into the Historical Lessons of the past with Living History and thusly provide lessons for Education as well as Entertainment.

We are available for Public & Private functions for a nominal fee as well as performing for acts of charitable fundraising for various causes.

JOIN US!
Schedule of Events
Donate to the Pursuit
We need Men & Women 18 and older that have an interest in Privateering during one of the most interesting times in our nation's history to add to our crew. Help us keep history alive! 
We try to be as complete as possible with our events schedule. Sometimes life happens though. If you have any questions on what events we will be at please contact us!
Please feel free to donate to the Pursuit and help get her sea worthy once more.
BECOME SUPPORTING CREW​
Donations of ALL sizes welcome!
Loyalist or Continental Privateer?
Pirate or Privateer?
Both sides had Merchant "Privateer" Mariners in their employ. Historical documents show more Continental records than British or Loyalist, but they existed. And we are endeavoring to piece together what life was like for both sides of that same coin.
Is there a difference?  Yes... Depending upon what side you are on, your interperetation of the rules of engagement, and whether or not you have a Letter Of Marque.   Not all Pirates were Privateers, and not all Privateers were Pirates. Many factors made that determination. For some the lines were clear, others not so much.