The current Board of Directors, followed by the Current Members in Good Standing within the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.
Captain – Greybeard
Quartermaster – Roger the Rogue
Keeper of Logs – The Lady Judith
Keeper of Coins- Jewels of the Island
Sergeant at arms – Gunnar Skullington
Sergeant at arms – Captain Crunch
Keeper of the Crew – Luna Sea
Public Relations – Sea-Kay McGee
Public Relations – Big “G”
Keeper of Dauds & Baubles – Cut Throat Kady
Boatswain – Smoochie
Keeper of the Loot – Larmac Dawg
“Dymps” the Pirate
(Marian) “I earned my pirate name due to my dimples.” Born in Jacksonville, I grew up on the island that I love, Amelia. That’s why they call me the Island Girl. Also, deemed the “Queen of Nassau” by those who helped in the fight to protect our beaches from privatization. Our beaches are one of most valued treasures. I will fight to protect our rights to access our beaches. I am the daughter of the late William J. Phillips (Jacksonville) and Janie Thomas (Fernandina Beach), and I graduated of FBHS Class of 1979. Some of my attributes are: Supervisors Secretary of Attendance for the Nassau County School Board, & Liaison for Juvenile Court 4th Judicial Circuit. President of the Nassau Educational Support Personnel, NEA Leaders for Tomorrow graduate class of 2010, Vice President of the Florida AFL-CIO. Life member Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of the Order of Eastern Star, Past Worthy Advisor of the Order of Rainbow for Girls, member of Blackrock Baptist Church and Reunion Chairperson for the FBHS class of 79. GO PIRATES! Being a mother has been one of my greatest joys. I have one son, (the jewel of my life) Wyatt Fenton Lee and his wife, Amber. Being a Pirate comes natural for me. Born the day before Halloween, I’ve always loved to dress up and be someone different if only for one day. My hobbies include: Professional Photographer for over 40 yrs, singing, sewing, dancing, and living life to the fullest. If I had to pick one event in my life that was a WOW moment, it would be when I finally got to meet President Jimmy Carter. This has been on my bucket list since I was 18 years old. The photograph from that day is a treasure I hold dear. OH It’s GREAT to be a FERNANDINA PIRATE!!!
Getting’ down in a pirate town.
They call him The Rumrunner, but the name is Steven B.; held captive to the evil corporate pirates for centuries. Escaped with only one eye and traded it all in for another world, a pirate flag and an island girl. His friends back home think he has gone and lost his mind, but take a little sip of that sugarcane rum and you are gonna know why. He spent his whole life roaming around ’til he headed on down to the Eastern Shore. He felt the sand beneath his toes, sailed the waves and plundered the coves, like pirates did 200 years ago. Some say he has gone Caribbean crazy chasing the ghost of pirates and sipping rum in the island state of mind. Nothing to mark the time but the crash of waves and swashbuckling with THE PIRATES! So everybody raise your glass to the golden age of the past.
Yes, he is a pirate 200 years too late.
Wayne hails from the land of crabs & Old Bay, the one particular harbor on the Eastern Shore of Maryland known as Baltimore. While visiting family in Ohio, he met the fair maiden Jill in 2000 & soon after, they were married in 2006. But alas, the sun didn’t shine enough & the air was too thin in Ohio for Wayne. He had island fever and longed for Floridays filled with margaritas & boat drinks. Come Monday, the two decided a migration was in order, to find a salty piece of land & sunny Fernandina Beach is where they found a home. Wayne continues to grow older, but not up, livin’ it up and following his schoolboy heart as part of the fun-loving krewe of the Fernandina Pirates Club; we are the people our parents warned us about! And that’s the semi-true story!
Captain Kazimierz Lux (aka Cap’n Kaz) was a real pirate! In fact, born in Warsaw Poland, in 1780, Captain Kaz was a soldier in Napoleon’s Foreign Legion at the age of 15. He was an officer by the age of 20, a prisoner of the British for two years and then, a PIRATE for over 15 years. Later in life, Lux returned to the Duchy of Warsaw as an officer and a gentleman and lived till a ripe old age of 66 yrs old. Most importantly, Captain Kazimierz Lux was truly the POLISH PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN! He and his crew of 60 sailed his ship the Mosquito reaping a bounty of booty! Being a proud Pole, Kaz sent part of his booty to Poland for the needy, invalids and fugitives from English prisons. Pirate yes, but he never forgot his community! Captain Kaz is proudly brought back to life by Charles. After retiring as the assistant superintendent of schools, he was happily able to relocate permanently to this paradise we call Fernandina Beach. You may see Charles as Louis Michel Aury (pardon his bad French accent if you please), or other real pirates from history, as his interest in the island’s heritage is strong. So when you see Captain Kazimierz Lux at a community event, stop and say “Dzien Dobry” (say /jayn DOH bray) which means “Good Day”. Every day is a Good Day to be a Pirate and every day on Amelia Island is Dzien Dobry!
Me Mateys call me Limey, and I’ve been a pirate my entire life. I was a submariner for years prior to moving to the United States, and I’ve been a Fernandina pirate since 2006. I love to have fun and I like a good laugh. I also like RUM and grog. All of this makes for a perfect combination in a pirate.
“Hi there, I am just me, special only to those that know me well.” —Shooter Shooter has been a pirate in Fernandina Beach for many years! She has served on the board of directors as our membership chair for several years. Shooter is a fine mother and well respected by anyone that knows her … including teenagers and THAT is no easy task! How did she get the name, “Shooter?” I’ll just say this, “She gets invited to every party I host!” Arr, arr, arr, arrh!
Kalypso is the Sea Goddess known to possess beauty and strange powers over the sea. It is written that Kalypso once imprisoned Odysseus on her own island in an attempt to make him her immortal husband! Ultimately, Kalypso freed Odysseus. In doing so, she provided all the materials for his ship on her island’s shoreline and with her powers, set the wind to his stern and commanded the sea to ease during his venture home. So, pirates, merchantmen, sailors, and lubbers keep a weather eye upon Kalypso should she draw near. Hold fast to ye wits ‘bout ye lest ye lose your bearings as happened to poor Odysseus. While she may be pleasant, welcoming and warm, she could wield a sword or a marlin spike that could put ye over a barrel in a splash! Beware ye visitors to our fair island, for Kalypso may just be the reason that Amelia Island becomes your forever island home! Kalypso is the daughter of Captain Kaz and, more than likely, she will be seen upon her proud Papa’s arm as they enjoy this island paradise.
1st time to the island in the summer of 1982 buried my toes in the sand and moved here April 1983. Daughter of a USN Ret Commander have made ports of call in San Diego, Key West, Charleston (3x), Groton, and a few land ports. Love to explore and travel – new adventures. Currently operating 3 compnies 1) Bachelors in Accounting (McCrimmon Financial Services) 2) REALTOR with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chaplin Williams Realty Inc. 3) Wedding Coordinator and officant (A Day To Remember).
After my divorce, I knew my daughter jessica and I would need new Christmas traditions as life was being turned upside down. At the time the pirates were HEAVILY involved with joy to the children and it took up half of Christmas day. So for me, joining the Pirates Club was to create new adventures and memories out of broken roads and strengthen the bond between us. It did just that.
Alas! Being part Mermaid my veins are filled with salt. One look at my golden locks and you can guess how I was blessed with the name Salty Blonde. I started pirating on Tybee Island, Ga in 2005 for the first Tybee Pirate fest and have been involved in every annual festival there. I was chosen 2008 Pirate Queen for my community involvement and for promoting this festival. After deciding to relocate to Fernandina in 2017, I quickly found my new pirate community. All it took was meeting a few local Pirates at The Palace Saloon as they were enjoying some local beverages and I was hooked. I’m also known as one of the Krewes’ MerMateys; part Mermaid & part Pirate. See you around!
Ahoy! His Mateys call him “Quick Draw” while others call him Greg or Gregory. At almost 24 years old, he’s one of our youngest pirates. He graduated 3 years ago from the TAP program, and is also a charming individual of our Autism community. He is also the son of our lady pirate “Valentine” and her mate “Tiberius”. He’s a proud and enthusiastic pirate who loves to draw his gun, hand you some beads… and RRRR! With his dazzling smile, he often gets asked for a hug in which he’s so happy to oblige. He’s popular with the ladies and children most. If you’d like a photo with “Quick Draw” he will be the happiest of all mateys to oblige. If you like to dance, he will dance with you. This young one can move to the groove!
Diane is from a village in Maine called Bowdoinham, population 2889. She worked for the Navy for 34 years at a DDG (Destroyer) shipyard. She never wanted to live in Florida. All her time traveling in her RV with her dog and cockatiel was spent out west, Indian reservations, National Monuments, Vegas. She was known to everyone as ‘Diane from Maine’. In 2018 a friend in Pirate’s Wood invited her to visit during the Shrimp Festival. She saw her first Pirate, then more. Too many to be a coincidence. She drove back to Maine, emptied her house and put it up for sale. Two months later she was back for good, in Pirate’s Wood, and became a Swabbie soon after. Meant to be? Arrggghh!
Rhonda Kjargaard discovered Amelia Island in her travels while touring the east coast, looking for a new place to migrate from the state of Oregon. She is a retired school administrator, and is married to Neil. Rhonda spends part of her time in their Aruba home, traveling back and forth between the island and Fernandina Beach. While in Aruba, she works with Animal Relief Foundation Aruba, and does dog rescue. Rhonda became a Fernandina pirate because she wanted to contribute to the community to which she now belonged.
Mae West is her Pirate name. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, but now resides in Fernandina. She became a Pirate in 2002 because she loves the community service the club provides. She loves the pirate life, well.. because it’s fun bringing out that alter ego and dressing up like a Pirate. Oh and the Rum is good. Patricia has 3 fully grown adult children, one that followed in her footsteps of being a Pirate.
After spending my childhood in New England, I was shanghied and pressed into service on a sailing vessel headed to the carribean. Spent the next 12 years exploring the hidden treasures of the leeward and windward islands above and below the water. Escaped my captors and attempted to navigate my way back to the states but was ship wrecked in the Bermuda Triangle. Still thanking the Coast Guard Woods Hole Station daily for picking up deciphering the garbled may day and diverting a freighter to pluck us out of the ocean.
Finally “swallowed the anchor” and after years of trying to find a “home”one day the stars were aligned just right and I discovered my love for Fernandina and the people here.
Kashmir AKA Cheryl…Born in Hackensack NJ and raised in Allendale NJ, I spent a lot of time at my he Jersey Shore…Many pirate ships landed there and many pirates came on land with their unusual garb. I was VERY intrigued with these people in their boots and hats
I lost the dream of pirating until I moved to Fernandina Beach where I fell under the spell of the Krew.
I have been known for my fierce and bold spirit and my guzzling of Rum!!!
I forged a friendship with two pirates (Blondimon and Sea Kay McGee) and they helped me become a pirate… I was named Kashmir by them because of my favorite band Led Zeppelin…
I love the Pirate life!!!
Arrgg! My name is Blackfoot but the land lovers call me Kaysi. I am a 6th generation Floridian who loves the water. I have been sailing since I was a child with my mother and father. The ocean is my medicine and the beaches my spa. I enjoy the pirate life and searching for treasure. I find a little treasure in each person I meet.
I am a 5th Generation Floridian!! There is a town and a lake named after my Dad’s family (Sharpe’s and Sharpe’s lake). I Grew up being called “Sharp” or “Sharpy” (but never Karen), in VERY rural Florida on the St.Johns River between Little and Big Lake George. I Moved to Fernandina Beach in 1987, and spent over 30 years diving and fishing offshore Amelia. My last dive was last year. I always admired the work and camaraderie (and outfits) of the Fernandina Beach Pirates. My daughter Kaysi Cordle encouraged me to join, and I am really glad I did. I want to contribute time and talent to the Pirates as the Mission is grand.
I was looking for an opportunity to meet people on the Island, and get involved with community activities. Give back to the community. What a great opportunity to do that, plus I get to wear fun Pirate garb and learn about the history of Pirates.
This charismatic lady pirate is known for her chic garb and cheeky attitude. Wife to T Bone a fellow pirate. She would like to bring her years of dance training to create a Pirate dance troupe. She was also a member of the crew in the past but unfortunately became land locked for a few years. Having returned over a year ago she is back to pillaging and plundering the Florida coast…….
“Life is pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.”
After being adrift on a merchant ship for another company for many years a storm came through and washed me to sea. A saucy little pirate wench known as Vixen Del mar, fixed me up showed me the way of the pirate. Some hobbies are leather working , wargaming, tabletop games, vr, fine scale modeling, RC aircraft-boat-car-drone. I am looking forward to bringing my many traits to the table, and many years serving this club.
Brian and his wife moved from Colorado to Fernandina Beach in 2019 and they are definitely preferring the beach life and hunting for shark teeth to shoveling snow. Brian enjoys being a pirate very much, and unleashes his “Pirate in a Hurricane” move on unsuspecting road signs. He also blows up balloon pirate swords for kids when the pirates are out and about the local town.
Born in the land locked state of Arkansas, Jodi often dreamt of the ocean and one day living in Florida! She lived in 8 different states in her adult life before marrying her mariner and settling in Fernandina Beach.
She told Jack Dusty that she desired to become a Fernandina Pirate and the rest is history. With her infectious laughter and a ship full of good vibes she won the crew over in no time!
Jodi believes that even in the modern world, a little bit of magic and a lot of sparkles can turn pirate life into a treasure hunt of laughter and joy.
Bob and his wife, Patti are recent transplants from the Hudson Valley in NY, enjoying Amelia Island at first part time and now as our forever home.
As an active outdoorsman and lifelong sailor, the laid back beach lifestyle is very agreeable and you can see Bob biking, hiking, fishing, pickleballing, or swimming most every day.
Service to the local community has been a constant thread volunteering on town and county boards or offering construction advice and assistance to those in need for the last few decades. The Pirate Club is a great way to give back a bit by helping the local youth and promoting our wonderful “paradise by the sea”.
Lady Lori of Amelia
“Lady Lori of Amelia” Lori Croon is an Air Force brat and has lived many places though always pining away for the south where her dad’s family is from. She looked all around Florida for a retirement home for she and her husband Kent and one trip to Amelia Island in 2019 was all it took. Lori loves to dance. Once the music starts she is on her feet. She plays golf, pétanque, loves to hang with friends and head downtown for the music scene. Although she drinks spirits she is wine lover at heart. She is super excited to be a pirate. What a great way to serve the community in which she lives. What more could a girl want? Getting to dress up and show off in front of a crowd!
Mike Harbison was raised a landlubber in Connecticut, though he loved the beach. He worked many years at Seagram, where he was bitten by the Pirate bug while helping oversee the introduction of Captain Morgan Rum, a Pirate staple. Mike and his wife, Andee, lived for many years in various parts of the U.S. and much of Florida, and travelled to over thirty countries, finally retiring and settling in Fernandina Beach. When the opportunity came to serve the community, honor the memory of Captain Morgan, wear Pirate costumes, and have fun with a great group of colleagues, Mike jumped at the chance.