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Pirate girls as seen aboard the Jose Gasparilla during Tampa’s annual February Gasparilla Pirate Festival.

Delta Air Lines Tampa Florida Pirate c1965...combining two of the things I love the most: Tampa and Delta!

Delta Air Lines Tampa Florida Pirate c1965...combining two of the things I love the most: Tampa and Delta!

José Gaspar, known by his nickname Gasparilla (supposedly lived c. 1756 – 1821), was a purported Spanish pirate, the "last of the Buccaneers," who is claimed to have raided the west coast of Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Though he is a popular figure in Florida folklore, no evidence of his existence appears in writing before the early 20th century. His legend is celebrated every year in Tampa with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival...

José Gaspar, known by his nickname Gasparilla (supposedly lived c. 1756 – 1821), was a purported Spanish pirate, the "last of the Buccaneers," who is claimed to have raided the west coast of Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Though he is a popular figure in Florida folklore, no evidence of his existence appears in writing before the early 20th century. His legend is celebrated every year in Tampa with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival...

Saw this at a bar in Tampa. Did some internet hunting. Gasparilla boat parade 1922.

Saw this at a bar in Tampa. Did some internet hunting. Gasparilla boat parade 1922.

Privateer, Lynx, joins the pillage.  Check out the Lynx Blog on OldeWorldSailing.com.

Privateer, Lynx, joins the pillage. Check out the Lynx Blog on OldeWorldSailing.com.

Gasparilla Extravaganza  www.GasparillaExtravaganza.com

Gasparilla Extravaganza www.GasparillaExtravaganza.com

Vintage Gasparilla

Vintage Gasparilla

Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa Bay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa Bay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!