2020 Independence Day Boat Parade

A 15-year tradition on Lake Interlochen, our annual boat parade couldn’t have come at a more perfect time on this 244th birthday in a year filled with angst. Pandemic weary neighbors gathered on docks and decks and patios throughout the parade route as 19 boat owners paraded past nearly 100 waterfront homes on a perfect […]

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2019 July 4th Boat Parade

The 2019 Independence Day Boat Parade was a splashing success, with 15 imaginatively decorated entries (all but one were pontoon boats) and numerous  boisterous backyard spectators along the route. Grand Marshal was Roger Pendleton, longtime Secretary on the Lake Interlochen HOA Board. He and his wife Yvonne rode on the boat of Ken and Rose […]

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July 4th Boat Parade Videos, 2013 to 2017

Copy and paste these links in your Internet browser to view videos by Jim Owings. On 2016 video special thanks goes to Jon Hake for his aerial footage. Click on “full screen” icon bottom right of You Tube window for best seat in the house. 2013 — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5R53ioFvU 2014 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZZuj3aMEkE 2015 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSQLUVQnwrk 2016 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sweoPbCfGP4 2017 — […]

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July 4th Boat Parade Winners, Grand Marshals 2012...

2020 – Grand Marshal was Ralph Sobel 2019 – Grand Marshal was Roger Pendleton Competition was discontinued beginning this year.  2018 – Grand Marshal was Ken Seipel First— The Sobel family with their Patriotic Salute to Trumpy Bear. Second— The Duperre family with their Pirates of Lake Interlochen. Third — The Pendleton family with their […]

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2018 Independence Day Boat Parade Honors Ken Seipel...

The Lake Interlochen Independence Day Boat Parade is like Christmas in July. So much joy and so much neighborhood fun on a beautiful summer night with friends and family. Many thanks to Mike Saliba and Yvonne Pendleton for their play by play and color commentary. John LeBlanc sang a beautiful version of the Star Spangled […]

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Splashing Stars & Stripes Success

July 2017 — Hundreds of spectators lined the waterways, cheering as the festively decorated boats in the 12th annual Lake Interlochen Independence Day Boat Parade cruised by. Mike Saliba of Porto Bello once again was the announcer with colorful commentary provided by Yvonne Pendleton of Montreau. Grand Marshal was Carole Findlay, longtime resident of Porto Bello and […]

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