NORTH WEBSTER — A North Webster national historic monument, the Dixie sternwheel paddleboat, is being honored Saturday, July 25.
Unable to do tours of Webster Lake for the first season since 1929 due to COVID-19 restrictions, other boats, instead, will participate in a water parade in the Dixie’s honor. Piers will also be decorated.
A group of citizens and local businesses have combined to thank the Dixie boat for its many years of faithful service. It is owned by the nonprofit organization, Dixie Sternwheeler Inc.
Webster Lake residents are asked to decorate their piers in the Dixie boat’s colors of red, white and green or other decor. To be considered for a prize by the judges, piers must be marked with a yellow bow.
Boaters are asked to gather at “The Hole,” located on the northwest section of Webster Lake at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The parade will commence counter-clockwise around the lake passing the Dixie boat anchored at Dixie Landing in North Webster Town Park.
Prizes will also be awarded for boat decorations chosen by judges. Again add a yellow ribbon to the boat display to be considered No preregistration is required. All are welcome to participate.
Current sponsors of the event are Sock’s Marina, Bart’s Watersports, Dixie Haven Resort and The Papers.