Arrrrrh! All you pirates out there....

The Savvy Shopper

Jeanne Vogt

Arrrrrh! All you pirates out there...
Head on down to Shipwreck!

Ahoy Mates! Check out this huge store on Ft. Myers Beach that is full of pirate stuff. If you are having a pirate birthday party this is the place to find it or just want some fun stuff for the little pirates in your life. There is all kinds of pirate gear from a pirate adventure kit, to flags, caps, hats, necklaces, even pencils with pirates on them. Or a small flask for your grog. There is a whole section to intrigue you. Replicas from old pirate days, pistols, knives, and nautical decor from ship wheels to bells. Plenty of gifts, I liked the treasure map in a bottle, a 200 piece puzzle just $10. Very novel.
You can find a little of everything in here as you browse and listen to the great Jimmy Buffet playing. All kinds of souvenirs from Ft. Myers Beach including big shark teeth and rings made of shark teeth at $3. and plenty of shell jewelry. The abalone hand crafted bracelets can be found for $10.
There was some really pretty jewelry, lots of sparkly things and art glass jewelry also Florida charms in sterling silver seahorse, sand dollars, dolphin and palm trees. Two cases were devoted to jewelry from Mel Fisher's Atocha made from silver bars, earrings, bracelets and pendants. A selection of from different shipwrecks, some 24K coins.
You can find an assortment of unusual gifts, pretty glass dolphins, fish and sail boats in blues, the pelicans, turtles and shells were in gold's and browns. Collections from John Perry in resin sea life on driftwood. Very interesting from $4. to $70. Bags of colored beach glass, candles with shells, or Hanna's Handiwork, hand painted tin lizards, frogs etc.
There were whimsical souvenir suds, tropical soaps. or the Genuine canned Florida sunshine! Directions: take 2 large sniffs before breakfast! $2. Colorful welcome signs, stickers: I never get lost, everybody tells me where to go! $2.
The other side of the store was filled with clothes for our climate. Cover -ups, shorts, hats, surf shorts, tropical shirts, bathing suits, skimmers, strapless short dresses. Clothing for both men and women and there was a kids section. Beach towels, toys and lotions.
Also find surf boards that were pieces of art! Skim boards in all designs. Snorkels, fins and goggles. This is a complete beach store that has everything for a perfect vacation and lots of things to choose from to take home for your friends.
Don't forget the coconut banks, rubber alligators or great books on pirates or alligators.
What a fun place!
Shipwreck is located in the heart of Ft. Myers Beach at 237 Old San Carlos Blvd.
Phone: 463-4619

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