The Black Pearl was made from items found on New Brighton beach by artist Frank Lund – there’s an interview and more background from Frank here.

I Saw A Pirate Ship Today - The Black Pearl, New Brighton

 

The Black Pearl with Liverpool skyline in background, New Brighton - Wirral

The Black Pearl with Liverpool skyline in background, New Brighton - Wirral

The cool thing about the ship being at New Brighton is that it’s possible to get the Liverpool skyline in the background.

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The Black Pearl with Liverpool skyline in background, New Brighton - Wirral

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The Black Pearl was subject to an arson attack earlier in the year – I find it incredible that someone could do something so mindless.

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Thankfully though the New Brighton community rallied round and rebuilt her. ┬áDefinitely stop by for a visit if you’re in the area, well worth spending a few minutes pretending to be a swashbuckler! ­čÖé

Black Pearl - To The Man Who Built The Pirate Ship