7 Things I Learned about Pirates at the Tuckerton Seaport

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by

This post was sponsored by the Tuckerton Seaport who provided us with tickets,
meals, and payment for this article. Our visit was arranged by Real Mom Media. We
appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families
information about family attractions we think their family may enjoy.


Did you catch our pictures on Facebook when we visited Tuckerton Seaport for the Pirates & Privateer Festival? Did you see our video of the live cannon demonstration?


You know we love the Tuckerton Seaport. Every visit there is a new reason to have fun and presents new things to learn. The Pirate & Privateers Festival was no different. My boys and I learned 7 new pirate facts while walking among and battling with the pirates that day.


7 Things I Learned about Pirates at the Tuckerton Seaport

  • Children don’t mind walking the plank.

Tuckerton Seaport Pirate Festival walking the plank

  • Pirates use whatever they have available to make weapons, whether that’s a true pirate using trash or shrapnel to fill the cannon or a child using cardboard and aluminum foil to make a dagger.

Tuckerton Seaport Pirate Festival 2

  • Pirates dressed in many layers of clothing.
  • Cannons came in a few different sizes and the smallest ones were the most popular. (See the video below for more information about the cannons.)
  • Children and women often helped in the cannon preparations.

Tuckerton Seaport Pirate Festival 3

  • Pirates attacking a ship actually didn’t want to sink it. At least not right away. Most of the time the attack was geared at temporarily disabling the ship long enough for them to get on board to steal their treasures.
  • The most sought after items by pirates were food, water, and medical supplies. It wasn’t all about the treasure chest of gold coins.  ;-)



 View more of our Tuckerton Seaport photos in our Facebook Gallery.


Tuckerton Seaport is located in Tuckerton at 120 West Main Street. You can check out our past articles about Tuckerton Seaport to see what a great family attraction it is in New Jersey.



In full disclosure this post is being sponsored by Tuckerton Seaport, who is providing Jersey Family Fun with tickets to visit Tuckerton and payment for this article, but as always all opinions are our own.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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