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‘Pirate ship’ docks in yard

Terry family began Halloween project in March

Posted: October 28, 2008 8:32 p.m.
Updated: December 30, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Glenn Terry works on the rigging to his pirate ship that he has been working on since March. The ship stands more than a story tall with a skeleton pirate crew manning the helm, crow's nest and sails.

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Families looking for an exciting non-scary Halloween event can find one in Canyon Country where a couple just finished building an elaborate pirate ship.

Glenn and Janelle Terry began building their pirate ship back in March and have it ready for Halloween.

“This is for the kids, just to see their faces light up,” said Glenn Terry Tuesday. “We wanted to build something for kids other than haunted houses, rather than having something scary jump out at them. This is all about having fun.”

Terry used barrels from work, lots of wood siding and even ransacked his barbecue to add special features to his ship.

“I took the rotisserie from the barbecue. We won’t be having roast for a while,” he said.

Throw in some synchronized sounds of thunder, flashes of simulated lightening, a few fog-making machines and you’ve got a convincing pirate environment, he said.

The Terry ship is docked on the front yard of the Terry home on Langside Avenue, just past the Home Depot, right before Camp Plenty.

“We do it just for the kids and the family,” said Terry.

If you have trouble finding the pirate ship — which is unlikely given there are no other pirate ships on Langside — just look for Glenn Terry and his wife, both dressed as pirates, dueling it out with seven other “family” pirates Halloween.


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