2013 Christmas Ships!!

December 4, 2013 | By

‘Tis the Season for the Annual Christmas Ships Parade!

The ships will come to Milwaukie Bay six times this year – come down to see the ships, but first have dinner in one of downtown Milwaukie’s many great eateries!

2012 marks the 58th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon.

Photo Courtesy of Christmas Ships Inc.

About the Christmas Ships:

2013 marks the 59th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon.The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets.  As the fleets are an all volunteer organization, not all the boats make it out every night.  But they are coming to Milwaukie six times this month starting December 12th!

Without the donations from the restaurants and the hotels along the waterfront, this parade would not be possible. Please book your Christmas parties at our sponsoring restaurants and hotels. They are listed by viewing dates on the fleet schedule links with phone numbers and links to their websites. Their donations are used to pay for our required “Event Insurance Policy”.  Each Christmas Ship skipper pays his own fuel costs and receives no money from the donations. Christmas Ships, Inc is a non-profit organization.

Here’s the schedule for Milwaukie Bay: 

Wednesday, December 11 – ships due around 7:00pm

Friday, December 13 – ships due around 7:00pm

Saturday, December 14 – Solstice Event  – ships due around 5:45 

Monday, December 16 – ships due around 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 18 – ships due around 7:00pm

Friday, December 20 – ships due around 7:00pm

 

For details on the ship parade, see www.christmasships.org


CMI has no relation to the Christmas Ships organization, but wants to encourage ship viewers to explore Main Street when they come down to see the ships. 

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