The Back and Forth pirates stormed into Belfast Saturday morning, July 9, and took over the town for several hours as families participated in a number of pirate-themed activities at Heritage Park.

Captain “Razor” stands by his pirate ship shortly after stepping foot in Belfast July 9. Photo by Jim Leonard

Pirate Jack Lash Lanigan talks with three young ladies on the shores of Belfast July 9. Photo by Jim Leonard

Youngers toss plastic rats Saturday in Heritage Park as one of the many pirate-themed activities available to families July 9. Photo by William Carroll

Pirate Jack Lash Lanigan prepares to set foot in Belfast as part of the pirate invasion Saturday, July 9. Photo by William Carroll