LONG BEACH ISLAND — A potentially record-breaking boat rally took place on Saturday at the Jersey Shore. Saturday’s Jersey Shore parade began at 9:30 a.m. in Toms River. According to a Facebook post promoting the event, the parade split into different groups, with one ending at Morrison’s Marina in Beach Haven. One group of boaters headed north of Toms River and the other group headed south.
The event was started by Chris Molla and Stafford Township Councilman George Williams. The group that organized the parade is “Jersey Shore Boaters, L.E.O. (Law Enforcement Officers) Support & Vets for Trump.”
Politicians in attendance were Williams and George Richter, a candidate for Congress running to unseat U.S. Rep. Andy Kim in the NJ Third Legislative District.
The potentially record setting parade started at the Toms River Route 37 Bridge at 9:30 a.m. The event began with prayer and the National Anthem.
The fleet consisted of approximately two thousand boats with American flags, Trump flags and police support flags..
There was a great deal of enthusiasm by the boaters and the onlookers. On the Route 72 bridge in Manahawkin bridge, a few hundred people gathered in support of the parade. There were a few peaceful protesters also.