Toy pirate ship launched from Scotland continues on its remarkable journey

Peterhead (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Phàdraig) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Peterhead was founded by fishermen and became a significant fishing and trading port. Given its history it was an appropriate place for the launch of another ship at the end of May 2017. This time it was a toy Playmobil pirate ship launched by two brothers Ollie and Harry Ferguson, aged eight and five. It carries a message asking anyone who finds the boat, named Adventure, to put it back into the sea.  

Since then it has made a remarkable journey from Scotland to Denmark, where it was found and a family sent it onwards on its journey. Since then it has reached Sweden and Norway. It was picked up by the Norwegian full-rigged tall ship Christian Radich, and has now been launched off the coast of Mauritania in western Africa. The hope for any self respecting pirate ship of course, even a toy one like the Adventure, is to make it to the Caribbean. So the hope of the Ferguson family is that it lives up to its name and makes it there. So far so good.


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