By Dan Rudy 

Boat parade lines up for return

 

December 14, 2017

Sentinel file photo

"Doc" Davenport takes to the air waves at KSTK in 1997. Starting a local Christmas tradition, the physician used to bedeck his boat Zimovia with decorations. The Chamber of Commerce will be reviving the floating parade he started.

By popular demand, the Chamber of Commerce will be bringing the holiday spirit back to Wrangell's shores next week with its annual boat parade.

Once a tradition every Christmas season, mariners of every stripe would string up lights and decorations on their vessels for a floating parade. The event started with physician Wayne "Doc" Davenport, who arrived to the island to practice medicine during the mid-1970s. Just before the holiday he would decorate his boat, and had afterward encouraged others to do the same.

"He always had it on December the 23rd," recalled resident Don McConachie. He e...



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