The Curse of Purgatory Cove
Pete A O'Donnell, author
There are ghosts waiting in the water. and Tom, a paperboy has met an old man who claims to be a 300-year-old pirate cursed to live on the land. Tom is trying to escape going to bordering school and he want's to sail to his dad in Florida. The old man says he'll help the paperboy by fixing his father's boat, but he wants Tom to do one thing for him. He must sail out on the night of the summer solstice and recover the pirate's treasure from the magical island of Tir-na_Nog.