Pirate Relocation Program: Calico Jack Rackham  LbNA # 28165

Placed DateJan 7 2007
LocationJacksonville, FL
Planted Bypyratemates    
Found By Troop391
Last Found Jul 29 2009
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PYRATEMATES in the state of Florida carved Jack for The Scurvy Pirates of Atlas Quest postal letterbox ring.

The high points of Calico Jack's short but eventful career can be summarized into just a few words. He first achieved prominence when he deposed Charles Vane as Captain of the Pirate ship the Treasure, then in 1717 he smuggled Anne Bonny to sea disguised as a man where the duo were soon joined by a further female Pirate, Mary Read, Calico Jack's Lieutenant who revealed her true identity in response to advances from Anne Bonny.

Well, needless to say, Jack was dismayed by these circumstances. He left Anne and Mary and joined The Scurvy Pirates of Atlas Quest postal letterbox ring to sort things out. While traveling around the country in this postal ring he met up with Piratess Betty (from Georgia) and became infatuated with her. But, alas, their paths separated and Jack returned to his homeport on St. George Island, Florida (http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortgeorgeisland/default.cfm).

Jack's greatest regret was losing Betty. You can imagine his joy when she arrived recently, never again to leave his side. You may find them relaxing in the sun at the Ribault Club (http://www.theribaultclub.com/about.html).

From the rocking chairs on the back porch, take the path 110 degrees due East that leads to two picnic tables. Due South from the picnic tables you'll spy a cedar tree. Jack & Betty are nestled behind the cedar tree.