April 19, 2014

Trees In the Rigging Boat Parade Contest Winners Announced

Trees in the Rigging’s Lighted Boat Parade winners Chris and Casey Clark receive their award from Connecticut River Museum executive director, Chris Dobbs.

Trees in the Rigging’s Lighted Boat Parade winners Chris and Casey Clark receive their award from Connecticut River Museum executive director, Chris Dobbs.

Essex – On Tuesday, December 9, the Connecticut River Museum officially announced the winners of the annual Trees in the Rigging Lighted Boat Parade.  The event, held on December 1, featured festively-lit vessels passing in front of the museum’s historic 1878 Steamboat dock and warehouse.  Out of a field of 12 participants in the judged competition, Chis and Casey Clark of FOLLOWING C won first place, Bill Sullivan of PATIENCE took second place, and Andy and Beth Pye of MONOMOY were awarded third place.

Trees in the Rigging is a community event presented annually by the Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Historical Society, and the Essex Board of Trade.