BROOKLYN - A "Pirate Ball" was held last night in Red Hook as part of "Barge 100."

"Barge 100" is a yearlong celebration that marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge No. 79, which is docked in Red Hook and houses the Waterfront Museum. The ball launched a series of fundraising programs to benefit the barge.

Yesterday was also International Talk Like a Pirate Day.