The Pirates of Colorado

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From the Greeley Tribune

Talk about a good summer GeekDad style project: The Greeley (Colorado) Tribune recently reported that a couple of local men built a 20 foot long pirate ship, complete with a ship’s wheel, Jolly Roger, a plank (for walking,) and cannon.

Shawn Vigil and his father, Jake Vigil, built the 13-foot-tall, 20-foot-long pirate ship, using mostly free materials they obtained through Craigslist and eBay. Shawn had wanted to build a pirate ship for his three kids for some time, so he enlisted his father, who lives in Johnstown, for help.

Pirate Potato Cannon – from the Greeley Tribune

The cannon, made from paper mache wrapped around a PVC spud gun, seems like a particularly nice touch.

Full story here.

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