Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Black Pearl

They were filming Pirates of the Caribbean a few hotels down from us, so The Black Pearl was visible from where we were at. We actually found out about it from the geo caching website. We went geo caching and when we were looking at the recent logs someone mentioned it. Also, Charlene was told about it at dinner one night. Here are a few pictures. It wasn't in the water, so I don't know if it is just a prop boat that they use CG water and 'technology' or if it just wasn't in the water yet, but still pretty cool.

The Black Pearl, originally Wicked Wench, is a fictional ship in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. In the screenplay, the Black Pearl is easily recognised by her distinctive black hull and sails. This turns out to be an advantage in more than one way. Not only do the black sails act as a sort of intimidation tactic, but the Pearl's crew can put out the deck lamps for added stealth at night. The ship was originally named Wicked Wench before she was ordered burned and sunk by Lord Beckett. It was later raised from the sea floor by Davy Jones after making a pact with Jack Sparrow who rechristened her the Black Pearl. She is said to be, "nigh uncatchable".

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