'Pirates of the Caribbean' inspires Halloween display

Oct 28, 2013
Courtesy of: Don Morin See the Morins' pirate ship lit up orange and with cannons smoking this Halloween on the 5800 block of 111th Street S.W. in Mukilteo.

Avaste! Ye be warned!

This Halloween, the Morin home on the 5800 block of 111th Street S.W. in Mukilteo features a pirate ship and skeleton crew.

At night, the pirate ship fires cannons and takes on cannon fire from the other side of the street, where a pirate fort is manned with even more skeletons – see the ship lit up in orange, red and green and smoking cannons.

"We are having a pirate battle in our Saratoga Reach neighborhood," Don Morin, who created the pirate ship as a tribute to Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.

"The pirate ship is on fire as the pirates continue to maraude, pillage and return fire!"

Morin invites Mukilteo Trick-or-Treaters to witness the battle for themselves on Oct. 31.

He made the display look as though the pirates have strung a rope from house to house and are making their way across the street from high above, to surprise their enemy.

Morin's gone with the pirate ship decor for years, favoring pirates over zombies, graves or other Halloween themes. The boat is made mostly of wood and took about three weeks to create, he said.

-Sara Bruestle

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