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Before getting to the Boat Parade route and navigation rules
I am a Cape area Resident

I have donated my time and web skills to promote this event
for the last 8 years
I never ask for nor would I accept any money for the efforts

BUT please stop at the following links to help defray my costs

2 are my own inventions, creations and ideas

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Many of my offers have an Honor System Military Discount
to ALL Veterans, Active Duty Soldiers their spouses
to show Support for Our Troops and Veterans
Send Any / Soldiers great gifts by stopping at the sites at the bottom of this page

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INCLUDE your phone number
and send YOUR EMAIL HERE

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Now to the Cape Coral Boat a long Light Parade rules

New size regulations
No boats under 18 ft and
draw 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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Read the guides for sending pictures to me to be posted on the album page for the Boat Along
The Photos YOU SEND ME can be of almost anything ON Cape Coral

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 Lead boat 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 mechanical problems

December 21st 2009 was 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 Lead boats, 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 Lead boat 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 PATROL from in front of Four Freedoms Park
out of the basin and into the first canal to the right.
All other boat please get in line behind those boats in a safe manner.


Go HERE
for a printable Blow up of this Map

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Click HERE

For a BIG Printable version of this Map

And the parade route from space



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* The Path of
Hurricanes Charley



This is what Hurricane Wilma did to US

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 taken
On Friday Aug 13th 2004

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I NEVER ASK FOR ANY MONEY NOR WOULD I accept any

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HERE
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That's me, Mickey Mantle and my brother
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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
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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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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 reflexology foot massager is for sale
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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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on Cape Coral FL
OVER 180 MILES AWAY
AS YOU WILL SEE THE Vehicles ( shullte and boosters ) ARE quite 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

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