Scuttlebutt-May 7th, 1685


Welcome to the Maiden Voyage of the Rogue Privateers website and          Scuttlebutt from the Poop Deck– our newsletter.  Thank you for visiting!

We have much to share with you.

But first, allow me to introduce meself. I am Roger Cochoran, called Roger the Red by me mates.  Gunner aboard The Privateer ship “Morning Star,” a 10 gun Sloop-of–War.  I am a chronicler of our crew, our many voyages and adventures through the realms of Living History plus Entertainments and Re-Enactments.

Though I write from the viewpoint of a 17th century privateer-man, our members recreate the daily lives of men and women in many historical periods.  From Elizabethan Sea Dogs through GAOP (Golden age of Piracy), the Colonial and Revolutionary Americas, the Californio Era,  Civil War Confederate Blockade Runners (we are the only crew in the USA to portray these rebel sea men), Old West, Victorian, 20th century American (1940’s), and Steam-Punk, our members have presented accurate historical representations in all of these Eras and Genres.

Many of our members have worked in well known film and television features, including HOOK, the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films, History Channel’s TRUE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and many other projects.  Our ranks include writers, editors ,publishers, poets, musicians, and many of our Nation’s Honored Vets, all dedicated to educating the public with the most accurate recreation of each era we portray. This is our Mission.

If this dedication to history appeals to you, we are always recruiting those eager to join our ranks.  Check back with our Webpage and Newsletter often. We’ll keep you informed of our upcoming events and would love to meet and talk with you, and maybe even sign you on to our roster, if that be your wish. So welcome aboard, Mates!

Yr. Humble Roger the Red

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