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I am a Cape area Resident

I have donated my time and web skills to promote this event
for the last 8 yeras
So please stop at the following links to help defray my costs

Most are own inventions, creations and ideas

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This first link offers an Honor System Military Discount
to ALL Veterans, Active Duty Soldiers their spouses
You can Donate $5.00 to any cause YOU designate
and Support Our Troops and Veterans
Send Any / Soldiers great gifts by stopping @


This Link
And consider what it has to offer
The Buy One Get One FREE WITH Free Shipping and a BONUS
item is my own Invention


The hands free devices seen there were
invented by me after I suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury
and is ideal for anyone who has ever said "
My Feet are Killing Me"
OR
"I'm Stressed Out"
I know thats you
and every soldiers who ever put on a uniform

Thet were Packaged By Adult Handicapped
By Participating you provide jobs for them TOO

We can help with shipping if you don't know a soldier personally
We also make a $5.00 donation to any cause YOU designate
http://www.soldiers22.angelfire.com/soldiers.html

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The inspirational and Award Winning story behind my efforts to help others and my invention is found at

This link HERE
That's me, Mickey Mantle and my brother
and Mick is involved
It revolves around A Miracle I received after my spinal cord injury

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I also must add the site

Found HERE

It too has a Military and Veterans and families Discount
Before you say "Sure, when Pigs fly"
Visit the site ~ LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW AND READ WHAT
Those who have the info say about it
Its amazing and 100% true
You'll be Declared The Real Santa
share it with family - It's like giving them $1250.00 each

You'll get info on
How to get $1250.00 while paying unbelievable low prices for gas and groceries
through a promotion a major bank is running

I have developed this too
and It works - Guaranteed

I have my $1250.00 already
Get Yours

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Now to the Cape Coral Boat a long Light Parade rules

New size regualtions
No boats under 18 ft and
darw more than 4.5 ft of water

Masts must be lower than 55 ft to clear power lines
Boats must be able to turn around in a 90 ft area

Here is a printable parade route map and the
Links to
A PAGE WITH GREAT VIDEOS of Life on the CAPE
and Much Much More

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TO read the guides for sending pictures to be posted on the album page for the 2008 Boat Along
FOUND @

Click HERE


Enter the Cape Coral Photo Contest - and Win Prizes AT THAT LINK TOO
Photos can be of almost anything ON Cape Coral
And find out about the activities on the Cape
From Bingo To Concerts

I will post your pictures as I have time

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Navigation Rules for Boaters during the parade

To get to the Bimini Canal by water:
The Bimini Canal is the Furthest West in the Yacht Club Basin
See Image below
( just stay close to the north shore go due west )
- passing the 2 three story 5 million dollar homes
-- and just before you hit land - turn starboard
then when you get to the "y"
( NOT the first canal on your starboard )
take the one to the right and follow that to the Bimini Basin just in front of Cape Corals own prominent Twin Towers
( it is recommended boaters get there early to set anchor )
Arriving boats anchor in the middle of Bimini Basin. Away from the shore shallows

While in the basin ALL moving boats WILL circle Bimini Basin counterclockwise only, staying 50 feet away from the shallow waters of Four Freedom’s Park and adjacent lots.

We monitor channel 68 on your VHF Radio

MUSIC: Must be “OFF” so we don’t conflict with the Four Freedom Parks Music program. If you choose to play music during the boat parade, play WJST Silver 106.3 FM Radio but play bit quietly or you will be asked to leave the area by the shore patrol.

7:00 P.M. Parade begins! Cannon fire and sirens will signal start of the parade.


First Leadboat is identified by large gingerbread people and candy canes on each side and three layers of red icicle lights around it.


All lead boats will be in position directly in front of Four Freedoms Park by 6 pm. When the parade starts at 7 pm, please fall in line behind the lead boats in an orderly fashion, making sure your boat passes in front of the crowd at Four Freedom's park.

That is why the crowd is there, to see all of your lovely boats.

Stay in line and Don't stop unless you have mechaical problems

December 21st has been proclaimed by the Mayor of Cape Coral as "Edwina Hahn Day"

. Edwina Hahn is the lovely lady who started this Boat Parade 31 years ago. SHE PASSED away In May 2008 .

Failure to Follow any of these rules can and will
result in the operator of the boat getting a ticket

ALL OTHER DECORATED PARADE BOATS fall into line behind the Leadboats, circling the Basin counterclockwise. Use your own good judgement, be safe and courteous -- there is no one to tell you when to go, but leave the Basin promptly to keep the parade cohesive. No long gaps between boats, PLEASE.

Communicate via ship to shore radio. Keep Channel 68 open from 6:00 P.M. until parade ends. Keep listening and speak freely. Give advice to Leadboat to speed up or slow down. We want a safe parade with cohesive beauty.

DEAD-END-CANALS. Please go to the end of the canals before turning or else we disappoint many “Party Givers”

DO NOT Stop at any house parties

MARINE PATROL WARNS: "Don’t overload your boat and don’t “Drink and Drive”. We WILL Ticket you"

NO ADVERTISING on boats and don’t shine spotlights on people on land and sea.

U.S. COASTGUARD LAW allows this “Parade of Lights”. We have a permit to do this. The decoration lights are to be used only in Bimini Basin and when we are parading with the Boat-A-Long. They must be turned off, as you leave the parade, or anchor along the route.
Failure to do so will result in your getting a citation

If it is imperative that you leave the parade while it is ongoing, announce your exit over the radio and turn off all lights except legal night navigational lighting.

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@ 7;00 p.m. Sharp the Lead Boat will be escorted BY WATER PARTOL from in front of Four Freedoms Park out of the basin and into the first canal. All other boat please get in line behind those boats in a safe manner. Download map that is attached.


Go HERE
for a printable Blow up of this Map

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Click HERE

For a BIG Printable version of this Map

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And the parade route from space

The parade route is
IN RED in above photo click it for a blow up




Retrun to the Main PAGE FOR THE Cape Coral BOAT Parade

HERE




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* Click HERE *

for the Pics and aftermath of the devastation of
Hurricanes Charley - Rita & Katrina & Wilma



This is what Hurricane Wilma did to US

* Click HERE *

For More

The above pictures --- on the left is a pic from space of the Cape Coral / Punta Gorda / South West Florida area and the path Hurricane Charley took
On Friday Aug 13th 2004
Click on it to get a closer look and the details on those storm and MORE

On the right the destrucion Wrought by Hurricane Charlie On our Area

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Before leaving
check out these pages
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To help keep this site on the internet
It is Necessary to have a list of links
Before going any further

HERE

is a link to a page where you can
Get a nice gift to send to a soldier
and Donate to ANY charity YOU CHOOSE
Spinal Injury Foundation - Hurricane Relief Fund - Tsunami Relief Fund - Save the Children

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View this montage created at One True Media

Take a LOOK @ this Demonstration of Cape Coral's Own - Bill Tomsick's Invention
Bill is the webmaster of this page
~ It's The Foot Eze ~
a Hands Free / No Bending Foot Care Device
Is Seen in this Video
Click HERE
Ideal for Any Soldiers Too !!

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Snap the shutter HERE for tips on how to take great Night photos of Xmas lights

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Or STOP
HERE
FOR a link where you can Donate to ANY charity YOU CHOOSE
Spinal Injury Foundation - Tsunami Relief Fund - Save the Children
and get Some very nice gifts including the Crucifix Fish a Foot-Eze as a nice FREE gift and fine jewelry
A % of some of the desiganated items final value goes to the cause YOU DESIGNATE
The webmaster and composer of this page - Bill Tomsick -
is the inventor of the Pontoon Boat plans and ALSO THE "Foot-Eze" Foot Care - Personal Hygiene Device Found
as the BONUS item with most of the donation listings

Why do I do this ?
To pay back for a Miracle I received
which is described


HERE
Mickey Mantle Plays a Part

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Bill
is the inventor of the Pontoon Boat plans and ALSO THE "Foot-Eze" Foot Care - Personal Hygiene Device Found
as the BONUS item with most of the donation listings

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The patent for the Foot Eze universal foot care relexology foot massager is for sale
HERE

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Manufactured / Modular / Mobile Homes for sale or rent in Ft Myers FL. - Cape Coral Area $4000.00 and UP
HERE

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The Junkee Monkee

One Great Auction Site / Forums - Links - The Best Auctions
JunkeeMonkee.com

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HERE
is a another Forum For Cape Coral
-- share your thoughts -- interact -- sell things
Get more Info on the area directly from residents

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Go Here

Are The pictures of previous Boat Along and Christmas Light Parades

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Now a video of My Pet Blue and Gold Macaw = Gilligan talking and doing tricks
Not stupid pet tricks

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Here is a video of three space shuttle launches as seen from my backyard
on Cape Coral FL
OVER 180 MILES AWAY
AS YOU WILL SEE THEY ARE CLEARLY VISIBLE

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The Crucifix Fish Bone
Described HERE

Brought me good luck and protection

See a video of this amazing artifact HERE

Get this mystical artifact = Set your own price and get two BONUSES
PLUS Make A DONATION

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Now my over 380 sunsets picture On Cape Coral without missing One Night -
Amzaing !!!


Stop HERE
for some Fun

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Email me with comments or suggestions
HERE

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Webmasters --- I use a very easy to use Counter
which shows you what city the visitor lives in
what Site he came from - the IP address ~~ PLUS MORE -- check it out
Takes about a minute to set up a counter and I am pretty sure they offer a free program
http://www.wundercounter.com/counter/VisitorInfo/?refID=amrapho1
The WunderCounter

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HERE
is a link where you can Donate to ANY charity YOU CHOOSE
Spinal Injury Foundation - Tsunami Relief Fund - Save the Children
and get Some very nice gifts including a Foot-Eze as a nice FREE gift and fine jewelry
A % of some of the desiganated items final value goes to the cause YOU DESIGNATE