Cap’n Pern (Pernell Taylor) was a founding member of Blackbeard’s Crew out of Hampton Virginia. He served as Rope Maker, Master, and Captain. He lost his battle with cancer in April of 2014, but his spirit and memories live on. He never lost his sense of humor or his concern for others, and he faced his illness with courage and grace. His legacy lives on in those of the crew who knew him, and stories of his escapades are still told around campfires and festivals from shore to shore. Cap’n Pern was a pirate’s pirate.