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Mermaids & Mermen: Facts & Legends

Mermaids & Mermen: Facts & Legends

Gasparilla Tampa May 26, 2017 0

Mermaids and other Marine Monsters With most of our blue planet covered by water, it’s little wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to hide mysterious creatures including sea serpents and mermaids. Merfolk

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Critics Are Sinking ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Critics Are Sinking ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Gasparilla Tampa May 23, 2017 0

Still on the fence about whether to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie or not? Then these comments from critics may help you make your decision. In short, there has been little

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Pirate Lore: The Feejee Mermaid

Pirate Lore: The Feejee Mermaid

Gasparilla Tampa February 10, 2017 0

The Feejee Mermaid (sometimes spelled Fiji Mermaid and FeJee Mermaid) was a hoax promoted by P.T. Barnum during the 1840s. It was the most famous of several fake mermaids exhibited during the 19thcentury. The

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A New Thriller by T. Michael Cross Delves into Tampa’s History While Delivering a Fast-paced Piratical Tale

A New Thriller by T. Michael Cross Delves into Tampa’s History While Delivering a Fast-paced Piratical Tale

Gasparilla Tampa January 24, 2017 0

After a tragic mistake that cost a young Spanish girl her life, Thomas Raymond’s career as a marine archeologist and treasure hunter came to an abrupt end. Following a number of other personal setbacks,

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The Most Authentic Collection of Pirate Artifacts in the World Is Right Here in Florida

The Most Authentic Collection of Pirate Artifacts in the World Is Right Here in Florida

Gasparilla Tampa January 23, 2017 0

Founded by famed entrepreneur Pat Croce, the Pirate Museum is the largest and most authentic collection of pirate artifacts in the world. With 48 individual exhibit areas, the museum includes such ill-gotten booty as

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Glazer Children’s Museum Gets Ready For Pirate Days, Just In Time For Gasparilla

Glazer Children’s Museum Gets Ready For Pirate Days, Just In Time For Gasparilla

Gasparilla Tampa January 20, 2017 0

WHO: Glazer Children’s Museum WHAT:  All fun Included in Museum Admission– Aye, aye mate! Explore your inner pirate while you make a treasure map, drink pirate punch, enjoy featured pirate stories, and more surprises

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Gasparilla Music Festival Announces Additions To 2017 Lineup

Gasparilla Music Festival Announces Additions To 2017 Lineup

Gasparilla Tampa January 14, 2017 0

The 7th annual Gasparilla Music Festival will be held at Kiley Gardens Park and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa, Florida March 11 – 12. Organizers of the community funded event have detailed a

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Gasp!: The Gasparilla Fringe Festival Returns to Tampa Museum of Art

Gasp!: The Gasparilla Fringe Festival Returns to Tampa Museum of Art

Gasparilla Tampa January 10, 2017 0

Creative Loafing’s fourth annual Gasp!-also known as the Gasparilla Fringe Festival-brings a smorgasbord of live theater, dance, comedy, performance art, music, and more to Tampa Museum of Art (120 Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa) on

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Monitor Your Alcohol Levels At Gasparilla In Real-Time With This Apple Watch Accessory

Monitor Your Alcohol Levels At Gasparilla In Real-Time With This Apple Watch Accessory

Gasparilla Tampa January 8, 2017 0

There’s now an easier way to keep track of how much you’ve drank on a night out without trying to count in your head. BACtrack Skyn is the world’s first wearable alcohol monitor that

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Hey Pirates… Arrgh You Ready To Have Fun?

Hey Pirates… Arrgh You Ready To Have Fun?

Gasparilla Tampa January 7, 2017 0

The legend of pirate Jose Gaspar and his buccaneers invading Tampa roars to life Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, an extravaganza that resembles a maritime-themed family-friendly Mardi Gras. Gaspar’s exploits in

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