Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
F.M. “Ducky” Prendergast
July 31, 1908 - October 29, 2002
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 walking distance of this marker. 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 Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Site of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Birds of Galveston (approx. 0.7 miles away); Campeche / Galveston Island (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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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 246 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.