Press Release: Propeller Club to host pirate invasion on Oct. 11

The Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Jacksonville will host its 4th Annual Pirate Party Fundraiser benefiting Safe Harbor Maritime Academy on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Tickets are on sale now – click here to buy yours today!

The Pirate Party Fundraiser is the largest annual fundraising event organized by the Propeller Club of Jacksonville. In 2013, the club raised more than $7,000 for Safe Harbor, and club officials aim to grow that amount with a larger event this year.

“This is our club’s signature event,” said Liz Miller, 2014-2015 club president. “This year we have an exciting new venue at CoRK Arts District, a costume contest, raffles for treasure and entertainment by local band Mr. Natural. This will be THE pirate party of the year in Jacksonville, so if you like pirates – and who doesn’t – we encourage you to buy tickets and support Safe Harbor Maritime Academy.”

To attend, aspiring pirates can navigate to to purchase tickets. One ticket costs $40; and two tickets cost $75. Entry to the event offers:

  • Entertainment by Jacksonville-based band Mr. Natural
  • The opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for valuable giveaways
  • Pirate grub
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Door prizes
  • Costume contest
  • Proceeds go to Safe Harbor Maritime Academy

On Saturday, Oct. 11, doors will open at 7 p.m. at CoRK Arts District, and the event will close at midnight.

About Safe Harbor Maritime Academy
Safe Harbor, founded in 1984 in Jacksonville, Florida is a Christian residential education program using the waterfront as a residential and educational facility for teenage boys. Safe Harbor offers a unique program for at-risk boys to live aboard vessels and learn seamanship and maritime skills while studying for their high school diploma. Learn more about Safe Harbor at

About The Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Jacksonville
Chartered on Nov. 17, 1930, the Propeller Club of Jacksonville is one of the longest running, active clubs in the nation. With more than 200 members, our chapter enthusiastically advocates for the maritime industry in the Port of Jacksonville. The club’s Vision is to promote and support all aspects of the maritime industry while educating legislators and the public related to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce. Learn more about the club.

About CoRK Arts District
CoRK Arts District is over 80,000 square feet of warehouse space centered around artist studios and galleries. Access can be gained during publicly advertised events or by appointment. Learn more at