Residents celebrating Pirate Day in the Bay

Plan to be in Bay St. Louis tomorrow as pirates are taking over the town for a swashbuckling weekend.

Tonight and tomorrow is the seventh annual Pirate Day in the Bay put on by the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse.

That means a pub crawl and scavenger hunt for some actual pirate booty that happened tonight and a cardboard boat race from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow.

The Hancock County Historical Society is overseeing the race and the organizers are expecting record turnouts for the weekend.

Last year’s Pirate Captain Albert Ghergich answers a simple question for us: why pirates? “I think people generally enjoy the pirate concept. I think it’s just a lot of fun. It’s an excuse to dress up. And who wouldn’t want to be a pirate? And I think that’s what they do. And the more you do it, the more you want to do it and the more you get into it, and it’s a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun to give into that alter ego, let loose, have fun.”

There will be cold refreshments tomorrow during the races.

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