HULLS!!! CALLING ALL CAPTAINS & CREW
Vessels in the 2006 Schooner
Wharf Bar/Captain Morgan Lighted Boat Parade Available for Charter. See & Be
Part of the Parade, Come Join in the Magic!!!
Schooner Western Union - 305-296-1766
Jolly II Rover - 305-304-2235
Black Duck - 305-923-3888
Schooner Island Belle - 305-304-2275
Electric Boat Charters - 305-292-0092
Sebago Catamarans -305-294-5687
Annual 2005 Schooner Wharf
Lighted Boat Parade DVD - $15.00
Wharf Bar, is once again proud to present the 16th Annual Schooner Wharf
Bar/Captain Morgan Lighted Boat Parade. This favorite holiday maritime event
will take place on Saturday, December 16th at 8:00 p.m. in the Key West Bight
and Harbor. Festivities will start off at 7:00 with the Gerald Adams Elementary
Steel Your Heart Band performing favorite Christmas carols.
It is a parade is of mostly local boats from the keys creatively decorated with
bright lights, live music, choirs, steel drums and animated holiday themes. A
true Key West maritime tradition enjoyed by Conchs, Key Westers and visitors
from all over the world.
The legendary sax man Clarence Clemons will lead the way through star lit waters
in his second appearance as Grand Marshall in the 15th Annual Schooner Wharf
Bar/Captain Morgan Lighted Boat Parade.
Clemons will sit, perched amid dazzling holiday lights aboard bedecked vessels
and will perform for the crowds of spectators lining the waterfront.
“Big Man” who is well-known for adding another dimension to the sounds of Bruce
Springsteen’s E Street Band, has become a frequent visitor to Key West and the
Schooner Wharf Bar, often sitting in on surprise jam sessions at the waterfront
The powerful sounds of Clemons’ sax will reverberate through the harbour
Saturday, December 17th, while thousands of tiny Christmas lights on the lighted
boats reflect Key West’s true holiday spirit as mistletoe hangs from masts, and
Santa dons a Hawaiian shirt and trades his egg nog for a rum & coke.
This year's cash awards and prizes total over $14,500 in value, and thanks to
the generosity of our sponsors, are even more spectacular than last year's gift
awards. Twelve Winning Places will be Awarded!!! There is plenty of incentive
for our island's creative mariners.
participating boats, who did not place, will be eligible in an impressive $1,500
Free Raffle to Win an 18K Gold Recreation of an ATOCHA Artifact, donated
courtesy of the Mel Fisher Society, a complete set of Explorer Breathable foul
weather gear courtesy of West Marine, dinners at premier Key West restaurants,
hotel stays, watersport adventures, Schooner Wharf gift certificates, bottles of
Captain Morgan rum and much more!!!
The Captains meeting will be held Friday, December 16 at 8:00 p.m. on the
upper-deck of the Schooner Wharf Bar, with complimentary hors d'oeurves and
libations to celebrate the season. Captains and crew we hope to see you there.
The Lighted Boat Parade is a big family affair for Key West and the Florida
Keys, parade participants and spectators on the docks watching the parade feel
as if they are part of one big family.
decorations on the boats are plentiful and very imaginative. Last year’s winner
was The Miss Quinn Key with the Del Ashburn family and friends, their “Dancing
Lights” theme was a colorful and spectacular display. For three years previous
PT-728 WWII Torpedo Boat had won first place, in 2002 PT-728 provided a
spectacular fire works display bringing Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to Schooner
Wharf Bar. 2003 had Captain Bill Baumfalk performing Christmas carols to the
crowd of spectators. Captain Mike Bankester with the Boca Chica Sailing Club is
always a tough contender, a crowd favorite was their animated display of lighted
dolphins jumping in and out of the water.
Past years have seen the Grinch, lighted pelicans, sea horses, manatees, ginger
bread men, Santa's sleigh, komorahs and doves of peace, Who can forget Santa
climbing up the fireplace on a mast, or the wonderfully lit 30 foot art deco
angel in the rigging? Dancing candy canes and gaily wrapped gifts, toy soldiers
and full choirs and steel bands grace the decks throwing candy and beads to the
delight of spectators. It's an unforgettable magical night, a definite highlight
of the holiday season.
The boats come very close to the docks at Schooner Wharf to give the viewers and
the judges a good look at all the creative, imaginative holiday decorations. You
can sip on your favorite holiday drink such as Swedish glogg, hot apple jack or
eggnog, while watching this magical display of holiday spirit and listening to
the hot island sounds of the Reggae Reindeers.
The best viewing is at Schooner Wharf Bar, where the judges stand is located and
at the Lighted Boat Parade Party at Conch Republic Seafood Co. It's time to hang
mistletoe from the mast and string lights on the rigging. All interested parties
please contact Evalena or Sheree at 292-3302.
Schooner Wharf Bar wishes you Seasons Greetings and a happy and safe boating