Sturgeon Bay Announces Graduation Boat Parade

Sturgeon Bay High School has announced plans for a graduation boat procession for this year’s seniors.

The boat procession is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at 1 pm and will be live streamed from Madelyn Marina. The rain date is scheduled for the following day.

The following will be pre-recorded and broadcast through various social media outlets: remarks to the class by Superintendent Dan Tjernagel, Salutatorian Fletcher Hubbard, Valedictorian Nicholas Herbst, Principal Robert Nickel, and the Senior Night slide show.

The boat procession will launch at Madelyn Marina, 1651 Memorial Drive, Sturgeon Bay. Each senior will be called to the pier. Board President Teri Hooker will present the diploma and turn the tassel. A photographer will take an official graduation picture.

Each graduate will then proceed to the end of the pier and board a boat. There will be one or two graduates per boat and a driver. Graduates agree to abide by all safe-boating procedures and instructions given by the boat drivers. This includes wearing a personal flotation device if instructed to do so.

The boat procession will run on the east side of the bay from Madelyn Marina to Stone Harbor then cross over to the west side of the bay for the return trip to Madelyn Marina.

Coast Guard, DNR, Police Department, and Fire Department personnel will be present to patrol the event.

The public is invited to observe from any public property on either side of the bay. In the spirit of Clipper pride, members of the public are invited to wear Clipper apparel or red and white. Members of the public will self-monitor social distancing parameters. 

Note: In an effort to observe social distancing parameters, parents, guardians, and family members should not gather at the marina. Only graduates and those directly involved in the boat procession will be allowed to gather at the marina.

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