Trump Boat Parade, Falmouth Harbor – VIDEO & Essay

FALMOUTH – As election events go, the Trump boat parade that we witnessed on Saturday going through Falmouth Harbor was a snapshot in time worth presenting to you as news. This kind of thing does not normally happen in American politics. Not on Cape Cod. Right?

While Cape Cod Wave Magazine does not endorse the current occupant of the White House, we obviously acknowledge his existence and that of his many supporters. And, in fact, on Saturday hundreds of boats with Trump flags cruised the coast of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, past hundreds of boats without Trump flags.

The organized flotilla of the President’s supporters seemed friendly enough. They waved and smiled.

The point of the flotilla, it seemed, was to point out to those who may be unaware, that the President has a lot of supporters who own boats.

It has always seemed an odd argument to us, since we don’t own a boat and we assume most Americans do not own a boat. We’d like to own a boat. Boating is fun.

Still, in fact, the few people on Cape Cod that we do know who own a boat do not seem at all like the types of people to fly a giant flag with the name of a politician, and certainly not that one, off of it.

But that’s just people we know.

The election is November 3. VOTE!

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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  • Wow, These boats if you look at them were not all expensive boats owned by white men. Such a stereotypical mean uninformed point was just made.There are alot of people who own boats of all sizes who support this President. Some are just working class that enjoy taking their family and kids out on the water or to enjoy Cape Cods many beaches that you can just pull up to.

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