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The rain subsided and the waters of Key West Harbor were filled with a dazzling display of lights, creativity and magic, for the 16th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar/Captain Morgan Rum Lighted Boat Parade. Entries ranged from 19’ to 125’ vessels, each one putting on a great show, thank you, mariners!!!

2006 Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley/Captain Morgan Rum Lighted Boat Parade Winners

12. 42’ SV Island Time Captain Ken Lundy
Fountaine Pajot Venezia 42
Island Time & Christmas with Neptunes Creatures of the Sea
They are “fun”-tastic & “Sun”-Sational Creatures. This is the first appearance for Island time in our parade. They are heading of for Mexico in a few weeks, and are looking forward to the trip with Neptune’s blessing.
Island time hails from Titusville, Florida
Christmas Tree on Mast – Beautiful Palm Trees & Great Sea Creatures

11. 42’ M/V Key Limey Captain Simon & Mimi Stafford
Torez-Power Lobster/Stone Crab Working Boat
Theme: Santa “Stone Crab Claws” in Paradise. The Stafford family are long time veterans of the parade having started their holiday tradition since 1993. The Staffords have been lobster and stone crab trappers for 30 years.
They Placed 5th in the 2005 parade.
Great Animation with the moving stone crab claws & Beautiful Palm Trees

10. 44’ M/V Island Time Captain Buddy Rodgers
Sea Ray
Sponsor Greg Gordon & The Schooner Wharf Bar Breakfast Club
Theme: Island Time Christmas
Santa Greg G partying as usual, aboard is Breakfast Club Madame President
Monique. Island Time is a frequent entry in our SWB/CM lighted boat parade and placed 9th in 2005.
Wonderful display of lights – loved the reindeer on the bow

9. 8. 42’ M/V Linda D Too Billy Wickers
42’ Gibson Houseboat
Theme: Traditional Christmas
The Wickers fishing tradition started in the 1930’s under the Roosevelt Administration, when the city of Key West was bankrupt and their vessels were docked by the Coast Guard Station.

All the vessels in their fishing Grandson Billy Wickers started his sportfishing business in 1969 and still offers his unique local knowledge & skill for charter. The fleet is named after Billys Wickers wife, Linda.

The fleet now has two 40’ sport fishing war wagons The Linda D 4 and the Linda D 5 captained by the next generations of Wicker fishermen Captain Billy and his son Captain Bill for those of you who want to go “catching.” Hook Up with them at the Garrison Bight Charter Boat Row.
Dazzling display of lights - what perseverance they showed, so happy they were able to fix their mechanical problems

8. 55’ S/V Compass Rose Ken & Madaline Bartig
Custom Built Schooner Wharf
Theme: There is no place like home!
The Compass Rose just returned home to Key West Bight and Schooner Wharf after a 6 month voyage north, and are happy to back in their home port. They wish everyone a special and peaceful holiday season. The Compass Rose placed 2nd in 2005, and have been a crowd favorite for many of our SWB/CM Lighted Boat Parades.
We loved the candy canes and pelicans and the angel on the mast


7. 28’ M/V Fish Pain Pat & Karen Moran
Grady White Fishing War Wagon
Sponsor: Fish Pain Charters
Theme: “We will have a blue Christmas without you”
A tribute to our troops. We wish you were here!
Our favorite Elvis Bobby J as Elvis – The Red White & Blue lights on Fish Pain represent the flag of liberty.
Wonderful and fun patriotic tribute to our troops. The red, white and blue lights looked awesome. And it was great to have an Elvis sighting at the SWB/CM Lighted Boat Parade.


6. 27. 40’ M/V Zum Fass’L Gary Eisele
Sea Ray 400 DA
Theme: A Musical Light Show
A warm welcome for first time participants.
Spectacular Light Show and we enjoyed the music, that was a nice touch.


5. 22’ S/V Exotic Dancer Lenn Verneau
26’Columbia
Sponsors: His Decorating Crew Tarah & Candy
Theme: The Grinch Loves USA
Veteran Captain Lenn has commanded local tall ships Schooner Wolf and Schooner Western Union to victory in past Lighted Boat Parades. Under his leadership Western Union took first place honors last year. His motto “the floggings will continue until the moral improves.”
Great Job on the Hand Made Grinch - Your hard work really enjoyed and the crowds as well as the judges loved your entry


4. 27’ S/V Livnezr Renee Selby
Catamaran
Theme: White Christmas
Renee was the First Place Winner in 1999 and is the last member of the
“Knock Down Yacht Club” Captain Renee would like us to remember our soldiers fighting for us overseas during our holiday celebrations.

The White Christmas Tree was spectacular, we especially liked the star of Bethlehem. Renee is an employee of West Marine, one of our generous prize sponsors of the SWB/Captain Morgan Lighted Boat Parade.


3. 34. 23’ S/V Lindsey R Captain JJ Geraway
Theme: Santa Takes a Holiday In Key West
Santa pulling his red nosed dolphins, Larry, Curly & Moe was a definite favorite with the spectators


2. . 125’ S/V Liberty Clipper Rob James
2 Masted Gaft Rigged Schooner Wharf
Theme: Merry Hanu-quanza-mas To All
The Liberty crew thought that sometimes simple is beautiful. They discovered “simple” ideas turn out to be the most complicated. The Clipper has outlined her Schooner sail plan using nearly 1000’ of light. More Captain Morgan Rum Punch For All!!! This is the Liberty Clipper’s second appearance in the parade, they came in 7th with a Pirates, Wenches & Grinches. The Liberty Clipper offers day, dinner, and star gazer sails and are also docked right here at Schooner Wharf.
The Navigational Rigging of a Red & Green Christimas Tree looked awesome. The dolphins on the bow were a hit with everyone. And the wreath on top of the vessel looked beautiful


1. 15. 29’6” M/V Mangrove Mistress Andy “Leprechaun” Fortin
Tennessee River Boat – Locally Built
Sponsor: Kickin Back Charters
Theme: Candy Cane Christmas
The Mangrove Mistress is an Eco Tour boat from Cudjoe Key, a great opportunity for locals and visitors to see the back country of the Gulf and the
blue water of the unpopulated waters only an experienced guide can show you. Knowing Captain Andy, the only thing better than the ocean experience is the hospitality and knowledge of your captain.
Wonderful light & animation show --- WELL DONE
 

 



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