Lighted boats and bonfire brighten the holidays

Published 4:09 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The 23rd annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade brought a festive atmosphere to Riverwalk Landing on Dec. 7.

More than 20 boats sailed on the York River with seasonal decorations as well as sailors in costume. Food vendors, a bonfire, the Fifes & Drums of York Town and the Yorktown Chorale completed the evening.

Capt. Ryan Wainwright was the parade official. York County Fire and Life Safety led the parade with Marine 1.

In third place was “Loretta Anne,” captained by Christopher Diggs. Second place went to “Plains Emergency,” captained by Rudy Coffey, and Best in Show was given to “Bay Time,” captained by John Mattson.