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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

“Ducky's Beach”

 
 
"Ducky's Beach" Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter Leroy Colombo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Italian Vault (approx. half a mile away); Beach Invertebrates
"Ducky's Beach" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
2. "Ducky's Beach" Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Birds of Galveston (approx. 0.7 miles away); Campeche / Galveston Island (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baden-Sproule House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
View to Northeast Along Seawall Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
3. View to Northeast Along Seawall Boulevard
Marker on the Galveston Seawall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
4. Marker on the Galveston Seawall
View to south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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