A Pirate’s Life

December 6th, 2011, 12:45H · Topics: Around Town, Girls, Guys · Print

One of Loyd Sandgren’s commercial clients was a company that made floating rafts that they marketed as docks, floating islands and in this case an outboard motor powered pirate ship.  There are a number of photos in the collection showing the various uses and they all appear to have been shot on Lake Marco in Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood.

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  1. 1 Chris Gregory December 6th, 2011 15:35H

    love these old photos. Not sure how that thing is even floating =)

    • 2 Bob / Vintage Jacksonville December 6th, 2011 22:04H

      From the photos I’ve seen it looks like the plywood is floated on several rows of about 1 foot diameter sealed metal tubes. I would not be surprised if it was some type of surplus item from the military after WWII. Thanks for your interest in Vintage Jacksonville and the work of Loyd Sandgren.

  2. 3 Steve Shad March 22nd, 2013 15:31H

    Sadly..I remember when my neighbor across the street and one of my classmates at Southside Grammar both drowned in Lake Marco around 1953.

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More