What was thought to be the boat parade was apparently a rehearsal, and the actual boat parade occurred during the photographers break, required by union contract under BINNPC, the Beaver Island News on the 'Net Photographers Contract. The break last just about as long as the parade because upon returning to the water's edge, the boats were gone. Here are the pictures that were taken of the first pass of the boats.
The sound system from the downtown area was not working to announce the beginning or the ending or whose boat was whose, so all we have are these photos.
This event seems to have unstable numbers of participants. There were more boats in the real parade, or so was the information received after the break.