Monday, June 11, 2012

Ahoy, mates! There be Pirates Here!

There be pirates on the east coast of Florida! I have photographic evidence!

They're docked at Squid Lips a restaurant next to the library on the Indian River Lagoon.

I'm not entirely certain what the owner of the ship's deal is. The rumor is that he built the top part of the ship on top of a chris-craft boat. It looks real, but the sails and stuff don't work. It has an outboard motor on the back for when he moves it to a new location. He was giving kids a tour of the boat, and the library which is directly behind me taking this photo had a display of pirate books out for the kiddos.

And I got some great pics. :)


  1. Awesome! I love seeing stuff like that. So inspirational! Plus, it's always my hope to find Captain Jack Sparrow on a ship. Hehehe!

    1. It is. I got some more intel on the ship.

      The guy's name is Daniel Red. It took him two and half years and $7000 to build the ship. “By building this ship here I hope to show people that if they have an imagination, no matter what they do, they can make it work,” Red said.

      Next time I go to the library, I'll see if it's still there and gets some pics of the inside.