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TitleTugfest 2011
Place nameTown Docks & Parry Sound Harbour
Date start26.08.2021 13:00 (23 Days Ago)
Date end28.08.2021 18:59 (20 Days Ago)
Recur Until31.12.2021 18:00 (15235 Days Ago)

The Tugs are Coming!

August 26-27-28, share in the excitement!


The Parade of Lights opens the event, on Friday night, August 26; come to the Town Dock at the foot of Bay Street at dusk, and enjoy a festive event with brightly lit tugs parading in the harbour, accompanied by music.


 Enjoy the Tugboat Races on Saturday afternoon, starting at 1 PM, running from the Salt Dock area, toward the Town. The tugs “All Dressed” in their bunting (signal flags strung from end to end) will race and show their best. All along the shoreline Rotary and The Algonquin Regiment Fitness trail, from Salt Dock Road to Sail Parry Sound, you can see the races. Some grandstand seating provided.


 Later in the day, go aboard tugs ranging in size from 6’ to 130’, and see how their owners have fitted them out, as working boats or luxury accommodation. Welcome signs will be posted on the Town Dock beside participating tugs.


Tugfest members are tugboat owners who share a passion and pride in their vessels while promoting respect on the waterways.


Tugfest is hosted by The Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron, celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Over 50 years more than 1000 boaters including tug owners, have taken safe Boating and advanced piloting courses through this local volunteer club, a unit of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.

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