This is inspired by my son Mike who was a pirate for about half of the Halloweens while growing up. When he was in about 1st grade he and his friend Billy used to take turns being the keeper of a treasure map they had created. When I found it in his backpack, he took it from me, handling it carefully, and solemnly told me that when he and Billy turned 13 they were going to go find this treasure. Mike and Billy are still friends (Bill recently stood up for Mike at his wedding) and they have, I know, done plenty of adventuring together.....and I think I'm kind of glad that, as his mother, I don't know all the details :D
If you'd like to see some really great paper mache sailing ships visit Ann Wood's site and click on ships over in the catagories section....they are beautiful!