Ron Marlett's nephew Greg Marlett at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest.

2011

Ron Marlett's nephew Greg Marlett peers through a telescope during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Gasparilla, Florida. The pirate festival began when Gasparilla city officials adopted the legendary Spanish pirate Jose Gaspar as the patron rogue for their citywide celebration in 1904. Every January since then, local citizens and visitors have dressed up as pirates to participate in the parade and other festival events. In this picture, Greg is standing in front of the Black Pearl, one of many pirate themed floats used in the parade. For more information about the annual festival, please go to Gasparilla Pirate Festival 

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