Piney Point, MD – On Saturday, July 25 the waterside community of Piney Point was overrun by pirates. The band of costume kids was participating in the annual Pirate Day at the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum.

The event was for children ages 4 to 9. Activities included “walk the plank,” “make and take,” and, of course, the costume contest.

There was a special marker to honor the memory of Kim Cullins, the longtime marketing specialist for the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Museum Division. The marker referred to Cullins by her “pirate name”—Shark Bite.

The museum is located on Lighthouse Road in Piney Point. It serves as Maryland’s first historic shipwreck dive preserve. For more information visit

Enjoy the colorful gallery of photos by The BayNet photojournalist Ron Bailey.