Smith Mountain Lake was the scene of swashbuckling activities last weekend during the 2019 Pirate Days. Activities included pirate battles near Bridgewater Plaza and Jake’s Place and live music at various venues around the lake. Crazy Horse Marina had a troupe of pirates visit from the Hampton Roads area, treasure hunting on the beach for kids, and mermaids, said Chris Bechtler, the marina’s co-manager.

“It was a great success,” Bechtler said.

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