ALEXANDRIA BAY — Flags, shirts and hats in support of President Donald J. Trump crowded the St. Lawrence River on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of boats participated in the 1000 Islands Trump Flotilla Boat Parade.
Departing from Boldt Castle at noon, boaters headed toward Clayton before ending their joy ride at Grindstone Island’s Potters Beach, according to a Facebook page for the event.
Saturday’s boat parade on the river was similar to one held June 14 — the president’s birthday — in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Once the boat parade arrived in Clayton, boaters encountered a Peace and Unity celebration on both land and water to “commemorate America’s birthday while celebrating diversity, promoting tolerance and inclusiveness, and advocating for liberty and justice for all,” a flyer for the event circulating on social media stated. More than a dozen boats gathered off the shore of Frink Park for the celebration.