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The MacKay Pirate Family

The MacKays are 18th Century Pirates living in modern times. Pirate reenactors, who educate the public about the Golden Age of Piracy by living a pirate lifestyle and representing that at pirate gatherings in exotic locations around the world. Although they are living historians, the MacKays are also multi faceted artists, artisans, and performers who are always creating new adventures. Their exploits are entertaining and often the stuff of fantasy and legends. This dynamic Pirate Family is comprised of a Captain, his First Mate and their Cabin Boy. Lets meet each in turn…

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The Crew

Jeff MacKay 

A notorious pirate, even amongst the most prominent pirates in the community, Jeff MacKay truly lives the life of a Pirate in modern times. He is a dashing swashbuckler, his charming personality and dapper smile gives all who meet him a feeling of comfort and familiarity. It’s not until you get to looking about his person, that you notice he is never without an array of weapons: his Ranger ax and long Knife, cutlass, and flintlock pistols, you soon realize this is not for show. Jeff lives a pirate’s life. 

In 2009 the pirate community elected Jeff as one of the Devil’s Dozen Pirates and he was inducted into the Order of Leviathan. A benevolent organization within the Pirate Community, where he served as the Grand Leviathan 2010-2014. It was Jeff’s great honor to hold such a prestigious title amongst his own and it is his great hope that he and his brethren do works of good for the pirate community, as well as the world at large. In 2014 He became a Master Leviathan who advises the current administration. In 2015 Captain MacKay was awarded Mutiny Magazine's Pirate of the Year Award for his contributions to the Pirate Community.


Jeff enjoys the life of a freebooter often appearing at Pirate Festivals performing along side black powder crews such as B.O.O.M. and PDXYar, adding his pistols, blunderbuss, and swivel cannon to the cacophony of fire & smoke. When not in the firing line, Jeff can be found with his mates enjoying the festivities, throwing an ax or sharpening his weapons. 


Jeff’s dedication to this alternative lifestyle does not end when he leaves a festival. Jeff is also a talented artist and Master Hatter. He brings the arts of the Golden Age to the present for all to enjoy, giving them the means to have the most period correct head ware, weapons and accessories. 


He is the owner of Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats and Captain Jack's Trading Co. His craft well respected and his work highly sought after. He has been called the “Ralph Lauren of Pirate Haberdashery.” 


In 2009 Jeff finished his first Screenplay “The Buccaneer,” which he has been marketing like a true pirate. He has been nurturing the project and building a grass roots fan base through social media. 


Most recently Jeff served as Evermore Adventure Park's Pirate Captain, Props Director, and as Attraction Designer during the design and development of the park concept.


It is through entertainment and education that Jeff captivates those who have a heart for freedom, and through his trade that he gives them the tools needed to transform themselves into pirates of yesterday, allowing them to live of A Pirate’s Life. 

Order of Leviathan 

Captain Jeff MacKay served as the Grand Leviathan from 2010 - 2014.

Pirate of The Year

Captain Jeff MacKay was awarded Mutiny Magazine's Pirate of the Year in 2015.

International Pirate Hall of Fame

In 2021, Jeff MacKay was inducted into the International Pirate Hall of Fame a non-profit organization, and the only internationally recognized hall of fame honoring Pirates. 

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Rebecca MacKay

One of the most alluring pirates to cross your path at a Pirate Festival is Rebecca MacKay. She will entice you with her stunning green eyes and sultry smile.


Rebecca is a well known in the pirate community: from pirate reenactment and living history to charities and book readings, to being an entrepreneur & entertainer. She can be found leaving her mark on every facet of the pirate subculture. Rebecca was nominated to the Order of The Leviathan in both 2012 and 2014, and Inducted in 2014.


Rebecca travels to exotic locations around the world and educates Pirate Enthusiasts and Lubbers alike on the life of piracy, and to entertain them. She participates in sword fights, ax throwing, black powder shows and cannon battles.


A splash of salt water and this pirate loses her sea legs for a mermaids tail. Adorned with shells and a stunning tail Rebecca can be found swimming & splashing in the Quarries in Ohio and traveling to exotic locations. 


When not attending festivals as a pirate or swimming as a mermaid, Rebecca can be found designing and costuming for an assortment of events and productions. Most recently Rebecca served as the Director of Wardrobe, Interior Design, and Attraction Design for Evermore Adventure Park. 


Currently Rebecca has showcased her work on Patreon! Visit her members only burlesque styled photo site


She can also be found aboard ship assisting her captain, Jeff MacKay, with their many piratical businesses.


Rebecca MacKay has always been a pirate at heart but has certainly gotten her toes wet as a Professional mermaid and underwater entertainer. 

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You can contact the MacKay's below to hire them as a team or individually for props, set, costume and design work:

Design & Props

The couple has extensive experience in the authenticity of props, wardrobe, sets and design. The MacKays have an acute knowledge of the late 1600’s – 1900’s. 


In addition, they are seasoned entertainers and reenactors. Together they have produced multiple high caliber events, including: exhibits, festivals, gatherings, charity events, performances, dance productions, videos and other. 


Examples of their grand exploits being: Large Pirate Encampments for both entertainment and education such as one at Roloff Farms, from TLC’s hit show Little People, Big World; Co-Producing Petaluma’s “Legends and Lore Pirate Museum & Historical Exhibit”; In addition the MacKay’s have provided props and costumes to: Major Motion Pictures, Television (Disney), Stage, and Museums (The Smithsonian & Colonial Williamsburg) . 


The MacKay's also spent almost two years as part of Evermore Creative Team in designing a 45 acre theatrical Adventure Park set in the Victorian Era. The Park is located in Pleasent Grove, UT. Evermore Park’s event schedule consists of Ripper’s Cove, a Fall and Halloween season event; Christmas Cove for the Holiday and Winter season; and a series of week long events, weekend celebrations, festivals and weekly activities all Summer long. The MacKays feel blessed to have had this great creative opportunity and are very excited for it's success.  


The MacKay’s are accomplished artists, artisans and entertainers and bring many talents to the Design world.


The Order of Leviathan

The Order of Leviathan, established in 2009, is a preeminent organization for men and women of recognized quality and integrity without regard to race, creed, religion, or gender. Consistently delivering leadership and encouragement to other pirate groups, and exemplifying a moral code founded on the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and strength of character. The Order of Leviathan is committed to true camaraderie and goodwill to all. Dedicated to involving, helping build, and supporting likeminded groups, charities, families, friends, and members of the
pirate subculture community.


Order of Leviathan a private membership order of pirates. All Members have been nominated and elected from within The Pirate Community. All are Righteous Pirates who have done their community Proud.. The Order opens doors every two year to new members through their home port Mutiny Magazine.

Jeff was elected into the Order in 2009 as one of the Original 13 Leviathans known as “The Devil's Dozen Pirate Lords” and served as the Grand Leviathan from 2010-2014. He now serves as a Master Leviathan advising the current Leadership. Rebecca was a two time nominee 2012 and 2014 and was Inducted into the Order in 2014.


The goal of the Order is to encourage camaraderie and involvement amongst the piratical social and entertainment groups at pirate-themed events, festivals, and gatherings. Expanding their presence and involvement in supporting local communities and charities.

Being examples of leadership in educating, promoting, and building upon the historical and fictional pirate subculture for future years to come. To support, promote and maintain quality pirate-themed events worldwide.


The Order of Leviathan is committed to upholding the highest standards when it comes to its charity work. The 2014 – 2016 Order of Leviathan sponsored charity is The Luna Project.


The Symbolism of the Order of Leviathan Logo being a Skull encompassed by the Sea Serpent (Leviathan) is that the Skull represents the pirate subculture whereas the Serpent represents strength and a formidable presence. The scales of the serpent represent the members.  

The Buccaneer

Screenplay by Jeff MacKay

The Buccaneer is an Action Adventure. 


A Scottish Nobleman fighting for the British in the French and Indian War losses everything when he is accused of Murder and Treason. Escaping the Hangman's noose he takes to Piracy on the high Seas to hunt down the man responsible.


This is a period film of epic scale. This movie is Last of the Mohicans meets Pirates of the Caribbean. 

It is the story of Captain James Roy, a Scottish nobleman serving in the British Army as one of Roger’s Rangers, fighting on the American frontier in 1756, during the French and Indian War. His life is complicated by his marriage to Wasoona, a young Huron woman. The love between the couple is strong enough to withstand their cultural differences and the War.


James has also inherited a map that leads to a Cache of treasure, once hidden by his Privateer grandfather. Indeed, James Roy is a lucky man.


That changes when he is accused of murder and treason. James Roy is a man who loses everything. 


While being transported back to England to be hanged, the prison ship is captured by Pirates. James Roy finds a new life on the high seas and a chance for revenge by joining them. He plays the two sides of a divided and mutinous crew against each other. Seizing control of the ship he heads to the waters of the Caribbean to hunt down the man responsible for his downfall, He will have his vengence.


Captain Roy and his Pirates attack ship after ship of the East India Co. Freeing slaves and confiscating trade goods they create a stranglehold on the Shipping Commerce to and from Jamaica. To the Authorities he is a Pirate, to the people of Jamaica he is known simply as The Buccaneer. A manhunt insues as Lord Ashby, the Governor of Jamaica and his murderous Hessian Mercenaries will stop at nothing to bring The Buccaneer to justice. James Roy finds redemption and a second chance at love, in the arms of Lady Kate, Lord Ashby’s abused and neglected wife. 


From battles in the eastern woodlands of America, and ship to ship battles on the high seas, to the plantations and jungles of the Caribbean, This is an action packed swashbuckling tale.

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