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Boot Key Harbor.com
Boot Key Harbor.com
A Boaters Cruising Guide to Marathon and the Florida Keys ...
If you're into boating and just want "Local Information" without glamourous advertising and promotion of expensive marinas and restaurants, then start here. Lisa & I have been based out of Marathon in the center of the Keys for more than 22 years now (2017). I'm a past Commander of our local US Power Squadron, past Port and Fleet Captain, and Board of Governors of the Marathon Yacht Club, and an avid boater. We're liveaboards that have routinely cruised from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys on the Great Loop routes, plus cruise the Bahamas and Cuba over the years.
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    BOOT KEY HARBOR 22nd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE!
               Starting Dec 8 2018 The Parade will be Run by Marathon Marina
HURRICANE IRMA put off the parade last year in 2017. BUT IT'S BACK ON NOW FOR SATURDAY DEC 8TH, 2018, NOW HOSTED BY MARATHON MARINA AND RESORT. I don't know when they'll get the info posted on their website, but when they do you can view it at www.MarathonMarinaAndResort.com. In the interim please call the Marina at 305-743-6575. As of the first week of October they ALREADY have a bunch of boats signed up for the parade. You can get a slip overnight there so you don't have to go back in the dark, and they'll also have a shoreside tour of decorated boats throughout the marina. 
- Greg Absten


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