December 8th, 2012, Marco Boat Parade: At least 2 sailboats participated in the boat parade passing here in front of the Marco Island Yacht Club's open house. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle Daily News.
After darkness set in around 6 pm a mix of about two dozen power & sailboats circled the Big Marco River right in perfect view of the open house going on at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The capacity crowd got a clear comfortable view from both dock level and upstairs. The boats were decked out in full spirit sporting everything from deck top Santas to complete reindeer formations with many also broadcasting great Christmas time music. This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the event and people packed all the available waterside accommodations across the island.
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