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"Ducky's Beach"

 
 
"Ducky's Beach" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
1. "Ducky's Beach" Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated in memory of
F.M. “Ducky” Prendergast
July 31, 1908 - October 29, 2002
Native Galvestonian
Beach Entrepreneur
Lifeguard for Life

Ducky Prendergast was one of Galveston’s original professional lifeguards. He was credited with saving over 400 people from drowning in the Galveston surf from the 1920's to 1992. From 1951 to 1992, he owned and operated a legendary beach concession business at 59th Street that became known as “Ducky’s Beach.” This plaque is dedicated in honor of his life-long devotion to the prevention of drowning and improving Galveston’s beaches.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is July 31, 1908.
 
Location. 29° 16.071′ N, 94° 49.426′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Seawall Boulevard east of 59th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. Peter Leroy Colombo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Site of David G. Burnet (1788-1870) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Rev. Henry P. Young (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Tennant Austin (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greek Orthodox Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Italian Vault (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
"Ducky's Beach" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
2. "Ducky's Beach" Marker
View to Northeast Along Seawall Boulevard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
3. View to Northeast Along Seawall Boulevard
Marker on the Galveston Seawall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
4. Marker on the Galveston Seawall
View to south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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