Cape Gazette

Lewes Boat Parade celebrates Fourth of July

By Nick Roth | Jul 09, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Capt. Paul Bolno's There Again cruises past the judges during the 24th annual Lewes Fourth of July Boat Parade. Accompanying Bolno was his family Anne, Jacob, Madeleine and Sue.

Lewes — Lewes' traditional Fourth of July boat parade cruised down the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal with 19 boats decked out with red, white and blue to celebrate America. Taking the grand prize was Capt. Michael Faust and his 34-foot Rampage named Chasin' Tail.

Mayor Jim Ford emceed the event as city council members Ted Becker, Fred Beaufait, Bonnie Osler and Dennis Reardon served as judges. Also joining the judges panel were Overfalls Foundation President Tracy Mulveny and Lewes Chamber of Commerce President Jen Joseph.

Capt. Sonny's The Big "E," a 16-foot Boston Whaler, earned first prize, while Boat With No Name captained by Colin Halvorson and Capt. Paul Bolno's There Again finished second and third, respectively.

The event was sponsored by the Lightship Overfalls Foundation and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, and judging took place on the dock at The Wharf Restaurant.

The boat parade started at Roosevelt Inlet and made its way down the Lewes Rehoboth Canal before turning around at The Wharf Restaurant. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A second Boat With No Name was entered by Capt. Bill West, who brought along a large crew, including Karen West, Brenn Scott and Joe, Shannon, Jessica and Elana Capiro. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The Boat With No Name showed a lot of love for America. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The crew of Shane Fleming's The 4 Maries tries to make an impression with the judges. Joining Fleming on the boat were Ed, Jeanne, Kelsey, Breana, Hailey, Mona and Colton. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Frosty McDaniel served as the unofficial grand marshal as he led the parade down the canal. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The crew of Capt. Blake Reed's O' Christy Ann waves to the crowd. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Making some noise on Dave Carr's The Honey Bee are McKensie, Sydney, Asylynn, Ethan and Eli. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Waving flags on Kenny Brown's Parrot Bay are Sue, Doc, Rachel, John and Ginny. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The boat parade makes its way past the Lightship Overfalls and Canalfront Park. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The Big "E" earned first prize in the parade. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The crew of The Big "E" shows enthusiasm as the boat passes by the judges. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The Last Chance was easily the biggest entry in the parade at 68-feet. On the bottom deck is Rich Foti. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Sharon Kreitzer shows her American pride aboard the Last Chance. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dean Johnson's Miss Maggie was crewed by Sussex County public defenders. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Capt. Dean Johnson navigates his boat through the canal. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Riess Livandais' Lagniappe passes by the judges. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Finish My Wish, captained by Matthew Smiley, cruises by The Wharf. Joining Smiley were Tylor, Dylan, Joel and Beth. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Folks on the Jason King's Cliff Hanger enjoy the ride. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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