Join us at the 34th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet on Florida’s Gulf Coast, held the first full weekend in May. We welcome all shallow draft boats: poled punts, paddled pirogues, and rowed pirates’ gigs; catboats and catamarans; trimarans and proas; sampans, sharpies, and scows; duckboats and dinghies.
The meet is informal—without signups, fees, or planned events on the water. Tides and weather remain the only factors determining our activities. In 2016, we had the best tide and weather mix according to my notes and our 33-year collective memory. Weather is usually better than acceptable.
Far enough off the beaten path to discourage hooligans, Cedar Key is a small community with a family-friendly atmosphere. Known for its thriving food chain ashore and in the water, Cedar Key is home to two National Wildlife Refuges—Cedar Keys NWR and the Lower Suwannee NWR. Visitors delight in observing our bugs, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and marine mammals among our salt marshes, inshore, and offshore islands. —Hugh Horton
For information call:
Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, www.cedarkeyguide.com, 352–543–5600.
Dave Lucas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 941–704–6736.
Hugh Horton email@example.com, 586–215–7060.