Pirate Ship Drive By: Don’t be alarmed, but on occasion Anna Maria Island is overrun by pirates. Well, privateers to be extra specific. The Anna Maria Privateers organization is a nonprofit collaboration of area businessmen and businesswomen who sponsor island youth applications. In the spirit of fun, they daybreak their best eye patches and swing their picket swords whereas driving their pirate ship (a retro fitted truck) proper down Gulf Drive. When it is not in use, the Privateer’s full-scale ship is docked (parked) near a Holmes Seaside park on Marina Dr.
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