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For all your Pirate T-Shirts, hats, toys and flags, come visit Ben Bones' Locker, on board the Bag O' Rags.

We  are situated on the South pier of Penzance Harbour in Cornwall, The entrance to the Harbour is opposite the Dolphin Tavern. The shop on board the ship is open April til end of September, during school holidays 7 days a week (weather permitting) It opens at 11am and closes at 4pm but in the school term time we open Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

The website is open all year round and seven days a week. We ask that you allow up to 14 days for delivery, so if you have a special event coming up please order early to avoid disappointment.

We also ask that you take note that the prices listed, that is except for the Weaponry,   include the P&P and handling charges, so the price you see will be the overall price you pay, not bad for pirates eh?  Best not to mention this to the Captain, he knows but doesn't like to be reminded!!!  Yargh!

 

History of the Boat.

My name is Clare Trevaskis and I am the proud owner of ‘Ar Bageergan’, the name means ‘the eye of the wind', she was built as a Breton ’tunny’ boat in Le Guilvenic, SW Brittany in 1973. She worked as a tuna boat and also as a crabber during the off season. She was retired from fishing in France after ten years and sold to a Newlyn fisherman in Cornwall. He worked her until 2000 as a drift netter catching cod off SW Ireland, hake and other types of prime fish in the South West approaches and tuna in the Bay of Biscay. She held the port landing record set in March 1987. 3600 stones of fish caught in three days fishing over wrecks during the neap tides.

She was sold to me in 2003 and was brought into Penzance and stripped out and converted into a live aboard. The ‘Bag O’ Rags’ was the pet name used by fishermen in Newlyn, mainly as they had trouble pronouncing her Breton name! So when I decided to open a shop on board finding the name for the business was easy, and quite fitting! Actually it was lucky I didn’t set up the business in S.W. Cork, Ireland as she is known as the “Grab a Granee” over there!