This page is dedicated to Pirates we lost too soon.
Donations by check, made to the Fernandina Pirates Club in memory of Steve Jones, can be mailed to P.O. Box 17243, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Credit card memorial donations may be made by CLICKING HERE.
TO ALL SAILORS WHEREVER YE MAY BE and to all Mermaids, Pirates, Sea Serpents, Whales, Sharks, Dolphins, Skates, Suckers, Lobsters, Crabs, and other Living Things of the Sea, let it be known that Shellback entered into the Royal Domain of King Neptune, and having been inspected and found worthy, was initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep.
The rites of the mystery are, of course, a closely guarded secret. What is known is that before crossing the equator, the wogs are run through a series of tests of their character, fortitude, ability not to vomit, and threshold for pain, by their trusty Shellback shipmates.
A fierce pirate and member of the Fernandina Pirates Club since 2008, Shellback made his home on land and at sea with the lovely Siren Song.
Donald Buttrey“Trouble” came into the Fernandina Pirates Club in the early 1990’s. He was an old friend of Larmacdawg and the Lady Judith and he quickly made new friends in our seaside community. Visiting often from Atlanta, it didn’t take long until he wanted to be a Pirate. For the first couple of Shrimp Festival’s he would jump on an airplane with his black powdered gun and we’d drive straight from the airport to rent a Captain Hook suit from a costume shop in Jacksonville.
He often spoke of buying a home on Amelia Island and bringing his mother to live with him in Northeast Florida. He loved the sea, fishing and always talked about the time he got to go out shrimping on the Little David with Captain Cook.
His quick wit and ability to think all women found him irresistible led to some very interesting evenings during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.
For several years Trouble would rent a motor home and park it downtown for the entire weekend, generously giving other pirates a place to rest in the air conditioning, out of the sun and heat, and away from the crowds.
His sense of humor and Southern drawl will be painfully missed!!!
Rest in Peace our dear friend, rest in Peace!
HERE is a link to some of the benefits we have held for members and friends.