Talk like a Pirate Weekend

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Wannabe pirates need to head to the Santa Maria Sept. 15 and 16 when the local attraction celebrates the scoundrels of the sea.

During the Talk like a Pirate Weekend, interpreters will offer historic information about pirates and their way of life. Visitors also can tour the ship, which is a replica of the flagship Christopher Columbus took on his historic voyage to the Americas.

The highlight of the event will be a pirate attack at 2 p.m. each day. Pirates will storm with ship with lots of gun fire and canon shots.

Admission to the Santa Maris is $3.50 for children ages 5 to 17, $4.50 for adults and $4 for senior citizens. Children four and younger are free. The Santa Maria is located at Battelle Riverfront Park, 25 Marconi Blvd., Columbus.

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-Melissa Kossler Dutton