Bucky the Pirate.

Big Pirate of Treasure Island

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Treasure Island, Florida

Peg-legged "Bucky," the mascot of the city of Treasure Island, started as a statue added atop the 1950s era Buccaneer Motel. After the motel closed in 2005 the fiberglass figure was donated to the city. Since 2009 he's been an accessible photo op landmark in a nicely kept public park, defiantly waving his cutlass and protecting his treasure chest.

The chest used to be labeled "Pieces of Eight," but now reads "Treasure Island, Florida." Another sign advises "Please keep off pirate."

Big Pirate of Treasure Island

Address:
Park Place, Treasure Island, FL
Directions:
In Treasure island Park, which is a triangle of land between 106th Ave., 104th Ave., and Park Place, just west of the 107th Ave. causeway from St. Petersburg. Parking is along Park Place.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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