Night in Venice: Photos, Videos and Contest Winners
The annual boat parade is a highlight of the summer social scene in Ocean City.
Ocean City's annual Night in Venice decorated boat parade went off at 6 p.m. Saturday evening with about 50 entries making the trip from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, along Ocean City's bayfront, in and out of lagoons along the way, to the end of the parade route at Tennessee Avenue.
The end of the parade was cut short by a sudden thunderstorm shortly after 7:30 p.m., and not all boats completed the parade route as they retreated to safe harbor.
But the storm was short-lived, and the highlight of Ocean City's summer party scene continue with little interruption.
The "Best of Show" winner for the boat parade was a replica of the Battleship New Jersey by the Gifford family.
Other results are as follows:
Under 25 feet: Leeds, Boat No. 22, 'Remember When Prohibition'
Over 25 feet: Whiteside, Boat No. 41, 'Lobsterfest'
Under 25 feet: Watkins, Boat No. 28, 'Year of the Dragon'
Over 25 feet: O'Fleet, Boat No. 17, 'Cowboys and Indians'
Under 25 feet: Bertolino, Boat No. 45, 'That '70s Show'
Over 25 feet: O'Fleet, Boat No. 52, 'Dancin's on Air: '80s Dance Party'
Under 25 feet: Robinson, Boat No. 47, 'Disney World in O.C.'
Over 25 feet: Ferguson, Boat No. 36, 'Zombies Invade Night in Venice'
Under 25 feet: Buckley, Boat No. 55, 'Memories from '50s, '60s and '70s'
Over 25 feet: Edmund, Boat No. 24, 'Remember When the Flyers Won the Stanley Cup'
Under 25 feet: Rattigan, Boat No. 31, 'The Michele Grace'
BEST OF SHOW
Under 25 feet: Gifford, Boat No. 62, 'Battleship New Jersey Replica'
For complete results of both the home and boat decorating contests, see the Ocean City, NJ website.