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Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade Expected to Draw Hundreds Saturday

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Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade Expected to Draw Hundreds Saturday

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Boating enthusiasts from as far away as Houston and Waco will converge at the Canyon Lake Marina on Saturday for the Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade 2020.

Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade 2020 sets sail from the cove at Canyon Lake Marina, 280 Marine Dr., at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Organizers say they have no idea how many people will show up, but a June Facebook post about the event went viral and at least 437 people have expressed an interest in cruising Canyon Lake to show their support for the president. Some 1.4K are “interested.”

Cory Martelli, a Canyon Lake businessman who owns an insurance agency, decided to host a boat parade and emailed some friends to see if they’d like to join him over the Labor Day weekend.

He’ll lead the parade in his pontoon boat, Canyon Lake and Trump flags flying.

Martelli said he saw news reports of other Trump boat parades and decided Canyon Lake, with its beautiful scenery, would be the perfect choice for Republican recreationalists.

“I said wait a minute, we’re Texas,”  he said. “We’re supposed to be leading the pack.”

With the Nov. 3 election around the corner and summer season waning, he decided Labor Day would be a great time for people around the area and the state — people are driving in from Houston, Waco and Dallas — to stage a nautical rally.

“I look at it like this,” he said. “When you’re out on a boat you have a sense of freedom. It’s you outside on the lake, it’s free, you’re open, there’s nothing to curtail you and that kind of greatness is the American spirit. The freedom to go any direction you want on a lake. The spirit of the high seas if you will.”

A map of the route is published on the Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade 2020 Facebook page.

Boaters are welcome to join the parade from any point along the route, which starts at the cove at Canyon Lake Marina, heads towards Cranes Mill Marina, passes Party Cove, heads towards Canyon Dam, then turns and heads toward JBSA’s marina before ending at Canyon Lake Marina.

A number of Trump boat parades are scheduled around the United States over the Labor Day weekend.

They’ve proven especially popular with supporters over the summer months, with Trump asking in a July press release whether anyone had ever seen a Biden parade.

He encouraged advisors to organize more rallies, asking “Are we polling the boaters yet?”

 

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16 Comments

  1. Patricia September 6, 2020

    You are so misinformed ~ He has done MORE for our military than anyone in YEARS. The media twists words to suit their crazy fantasies .. Once in a while, you need to listen to Trump’s speech ~ and then go to the media CNN MSABC and see how they twist what he says for the big TRUMP story. It’s a crock. BS yes and then some. I wish people out there would take a long hard look at what the Democrats are doing. Holding back much-needed money for the people they represent. They want money for the post office which has been in trouble for YEARS why didn’t their beloved Pres Obama do something about that ~ he did NOTHING in 8 years two terms ~ look what Trump did for all the People in 4!! . Give it a break you need to really form your own opinion instead of someone else’s. I heard someone say Trump started this virus. OMG and they really believe he did??? That is upsetting for an adult to actually believe that. Well, it’s your opinion, and believe me, if the Dems win you will eat your words while they eat your PAYCHECKS AND FREEDOMS.

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  2. Devon September 5, 2020

    This is a very entertaining video that breaks down the RNC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBu0BRTx2x8

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  3. Devon September 5, 2020

    @MikaelaRios I’m surprised that watching the RNC was “eye-opening” for you. For a lot of people, it was a stomach-churning display of Trump exploiting white Americans’ fears of any and all people who think differently and look differently from them. It wasn’t patriotic, it was fascist, it preyed on the fear and ignorance, and it is casting more division at a time when we need to think critically about how we can help our neighbors- even if they don’t look and think the same as you.

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  4. Trump September 5, 2020

    It saddens me that so many of my neighbors cannot see the damage that Trump has done to this country and is continuing to do. It is unrealistic to look at the state of the Nation and not hold the President responsible for the growing racism and violence, the state of the economy and the irresponsible way he has handled the pandemic. I can only pray that we get someone in office that can start the healing process. Is Biden the answer, I’ll be honest I think there are many other more qualified individuals out there, but at this point anyone, and I mean anyone, could do a better job then Trump.

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    1. Mikaela Rios September 5, 2020

      I challenge you to watch the Republican National Convention (on YouTube or wherever) and you will have your eyes opened. I can tell you listen to only mainstream media, which unfortunately has an agenda. Take my up on the challenge. You have nothing to loose.

    2. Pebbles September 11, 2020

      I would second Mikaela’s comment. Who exactly do you blame for the ‘racist’ incidents that occurred under the Obama Administration. As for the economy, it was doing quite well until COVID came along and we were told we had to completely shut down certain sectors of the economy that were deemed un-essential. Never mind that some of those decisions made no sense. Like eye exams and glasses were not essential, but the liquor store was. Couldn’t go to the Dentist even when my husband was in the middle of having an abscess taken care of but, hey no problem we could drown the pain in whiskey. As for his handling of the Pandemic you need to actually look up the timeline as the when he acted. And look at the responses that Biden and Pelosi had to his actions. Seriously I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 I voted Libertarian. But after watching the MSM clip, cut, mis-quote and misrepresent his words and actions. and completely ignore anything positive he has done. I’ve been completely enlightened as to how not only one sided but deceptive the MSM can be.

  5. Tim Saha September 5, 2020

    The Biden boat parade was canceled due to the dingy springing a leak.

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  6. Rose September 5, 2020

    Nothing like censoring your neighbor! Suck it!

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  7. Rose September 5, 2020

    Get ready commies, we’re coming for ya! 😂

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  8. K M September 5, 2020

    Victor, first, thank you for your service. Second, President Trump, after visiting the Arlington National Cemetery and a war memorial, called Vietnam stupid war and soldiers who died in the war, “losers and suckers,” saying he couldn’t understand why people would put their lives on the line. That doesn’t sound like he supports veterans like you, who have bravely and selflessly served our great country. https://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-correspondent-confirms-trump-said-dead-us-troops-losers-2020-9

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    1. Mikaela Rios September 5, 2020

      I challenge you to watch the Republican National Convention (on YouTube or wherever) and you will have your eyes opened. I can tell you listen to only mainstream media, which unfortunately has an agenda. Take my up on the challenge. You have nothing to loose.

    2. Walter Grier September 5, 2020

      That’s total BS ……. Trump is the most patriotic president we’ve ever had . This is just another liberal lie . They can’t beat him honestly so they make up crap .

  9. Marquee September 4, 2020

    They are getting really desperate aren’t they?

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  10. Victor Isarraraz Jr September 4, 2020

    What What it all boils down to is enthusiasm and this is an effective enthusiastic way for Trump supporters to come together and show the world yes we are here, we aren’t going anywhere and we will be at the ballot boxes in November. As a Hispanic Veteran, I support the American way over radical socialism without question, It’s a no brainer. See you all at the boat parade and the ballot box!

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  11. Reynaldo Martinez September 4, 2020

    Why don’t they conduct mock Naval battles during the festival with Roman candles and sparklers it’ll be the rich Republicans against the poor Republicans it’ll be a win-win festival for all the Democrats in the submarines lurking about beneath the flotilla. Does Canyon Lake really need all the boat people during a global pandemic? 🐘🐎

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  12. Reynaldo Martinez September 4, 2020

    Why don’t they conduct mock Naval battles during the festival with Roman candles and sparklers it’ll be the rich Republicans against the poor Republicans it’ll be a win-win festival for all the Democrats in the submarines lurking about beneath the flotilla. Does Canyon Lake really need all the boat people during a global pandemic? 🐘🐎

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