By Ken Stern 

Boat parade lit up La Conner Saturday evening


December 15, 2021

A BRIGHT NIGHT ON THE CHANNEL – Saturday brought dozens of boats all lit up and with some place to go: They were in the Swinomish Yacht Club’s lighted boat parade. More photos and the story behind the first La Conner boat parade some 50 years ago on page 9. – Photo by Nancy Crowell

What must have been a record crowd came to La Conner’s boardwalk Saturday evening to watch over two dozen boats invited and organized by the Swinomish Yacht Club cruise slowly up the Swinomish Channel in the annual lighted boat parade.

There were smaller boats and larger boats, together in a combination of rainbow colors from green and red through blue and, of course, white. There were all kinds of blown up lawn ornaments, from deer to Santas, snowmen and more. Music came from some boats, yells and shouts of “Merry Christmas” from others, including one child’s voice. “God bless us...

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