The inaugural Veterans Day Boat Parade sets sail at noon Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, inside Masonboro Inlet near the Wrightsville Beach U.S. Coast Guard station.
The boat parade is affiliated with the fourth Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade, scheduled to step off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, on Third Street at Hanover Street in downtown Wilmington.
Boaters wishing to join the Nov. 5 sea-going parade may register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The words “Boat Parade” should be in the subject line. Include your name, the name and type of boat, phone number and email address in the body of the email. If you are willing to take a veteran or veterans aboard your vessel for the boat parade, please include information about accessibility and the number of veterans who are welcome.
Captains are requested to decorate their boats in Veterans Day, military service or similar patriotic themes.
The parade route will follow Masonboro Inlet to Motts Channel to the Intracoastal Waterway north to the Wrightsville Beach Bridge before turning south toward Bradley Creek before dispersing.
For more information or if you have questions, contact Blair Poteate at 910-612-6786 or John “Mac” McIntyre at 910-619-3616.