The Ice Cream Boat

The life of a pontoon pirate

Published online: Jun 21, 2013 Feature Katie Burke
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Down near Ponce Inlet, Fla., a sandbar magically appears when the tide of the Intracoastal Waterway recedes. Called Disappearing Island, the locals know they are going to have deal with pirate activity if they dare make their way down. Luckily the resident pirate is 61-year-old Michael Nelson and he makes his living by selling ice cream off his pontoon instead of robbing and pillaging passing vessels. 

Pick up the July issue of Pontoon & Deck Boat to read the full article on page 46 and find out where to score some ice cream booty of your own!

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