If you spotted two pirates and a mermaid around the area recently, it is not a figment of your imagination.

Long-time friends Matthew Mulrey, Phoebe Dodge and Meg Joseph joined up to create the Midcoast Seafarers, an entertainment and roleplaying trio of two pirates and a mermaid.

Mulrey is pirate Captain Warren Drake, Joseph is First Mate Hollyhock Winters and Dodge is their mermaid companion Serina Pearl.

Dodge already had her hand-made mermaid costume, and attended a child’s birthday party to take pictures with the children.

Following that, she had the idea for Mulrey and Joseph to join her, knowing the two had pirate costumes.

Thus the Midcoast Seafarers were born.

“It was a good way to start bringing some fun back into the community after what had been a long and gloomy quarantine,” Dodge said.

The group’s first event was Pirates and Mermaids Day July 11 at Sunny’s Scoops ice cream next to Weskeag Farms.

From 1 to 4 p.m. they were at the ice cream truck playing sea shanties on a boombox, taking pictures with families and answering questions.

Sunny’s Scoops had mermaid and pirate sundaes for the event as well.

“It was a lot of fun,” Mulrey said. Many children showed up in their own themed clothing to meet the group and ask questions.

All three characters had backstories about their lives, how they became pirates and mermaids, and their ship The Albatross.

There are no current plans for the group right now, though they discussed holding another event at Sunny’s Scoops or visiting the Camden or Rockland waterfront, as things are opening back up from COVID-19.

Mulrey said he was in talks with the owner of the Craignair Inn to hold a cancer fundraiser, as he is a cancer survivor. The Seafarers may appear at that event as well.

The group is available for parties and events. “Anything that you might want pirates and mermaids for,” Mulrey said.

They can be reached on Facebook or at midcoastseafarers@gmail.com for information and bookings.

Any public events will be posted to The Midcoast Seafarers Facebook page.