Hundreds of children and their parents, many of them dressed in the swashbuckling attire of a bygone era, were at the Marco Island Historical Museum to take part in Pirate Day. This free event—featuring pirate-themed arts and crafts projects and games of skill plus plenty of jewels and golden doubloons for prizes—is designed to give young people, and their families, a taste of what it was like in the 1600s when pirates were a constant headache in this area. -- B. Elaine Michaelis/Special to the Eagle

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