Seafair: our summer bash



Photo Credit: Seattle Times. Photo Credit: Seattle Times.
Davy Jones and his rowdy pirate crew "raided" parades and community events during Seafair, sometimes to the dismay of young spectators. Above left, the pirates cheered the torching of a barge in 1959. Throughout the '50s, the pirates' symbolic ship-burning signaled an end to Seafair.

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