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Lighted Boat Parade Photo Contest

Within the pages of the aforementioned issue of Latitude 38, you’ll find the December Calendar, and within that you’ll find a long list of lighted boat parades and other festive waterfront holiday celebrations, ranging geographically from Portland, Oregon, to Southern California — starting as soon as tonight. We’d like to encourage our readers to attend one or more of these events and send us photos. Heck, we’ll even make it a photo contest, with prizes of Latitude swag to the winner(s). Make no mistake — snapping decent pictures of moving boats at night is harder than it might sound. A tripod helps a lot.

A scene from last year’s Lighted Yacht Parade on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. Fred Fago of Encinal YC takes excellent photos of this event, to be held tomorrow night, Saturday the 2nd.

© Fred Fago

Deadline to submit your best shots for our consideration will be December 18. Bonus points for sailboats. Please email medium-resolution images to Chris.

An event that missed our December issue deadline is the City of Berkeley’s Winter on the Waterfront & Lighted Boat Parade: family fun, food, music, games, snow play and visits with Santa, starting at 1 p.m. on December 9, followed by a lighted boat parade, all taking place outside Berkeley YC. The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights slipped by us. It will be held on December 10 and 17, starting at 5 p.m., with a theme of Arrrgh! A Pirate’s Christmas. Waterfront festivities in the Delta can be found on the Delta Doo Dah’s Delta Doin’s page.

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