A Lake Lanier boat parade drew thousands of boaters this weekend to celebrate America as well as show support for President Donald Trump. Organizers of the Great American Boat Parade estimated between 3,000 and 3,100 boats participated in Sunday’s event. For three hours, boats of all sizes motored from a staging area near the Buford Dam, down the lake’s east bank, passing areas where spectators lined up to watch, and then back up the west side of the lake.
“I think America right now is looking for hope with everything that’s going on right now in the world,” said Dustin Melton, a Gainesville firefighter who lives in Cornelia, Georgia and helped organize the parade. “I think Americans as a whole are trying to find something to grasp onto and celebrate and just to find relief.”
“We wanted to show unity in America, and we wanted to show freedom,” he added.
They shut down Trump rallies and inadvertently formed the most fantastic “fuck you” fleets in history.pic.twitter.com/KdVro0MJdd— Julian's Rum 🥃 (@JuliansRum) September 7, 2020
Polls are reporting Biden is ahead.— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 7, 2020
That’s odd because none of us were polled.
I guess it’s because me and 4,000 of my closest friends were busy this weekend.
Nothing like this happens for Biden.
He’s not winning.@realDonaldTrump is! pic.twitter.com/jKACV9FWD2
TRUMP BOAT PARADE, LAKE LANIER, GA— rick (@rickdiebold1111) September 7, 2020
Lake lanier GA! This video doesn't do it justice. 1300 + boats. 3 helicopters, 7 private planes, 3 fighter jet fly over incredible!! pic.twitter.com/d9pbtwftvS— M White (@hurricanemary1) September 7, 2020
The “Great American Boat Parade” sailed across Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia this Labor Day weekend.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 7, 2020
Enthusiasm for President Trump is sweeping the country! pic.twitter.com/a7dgLVn15c
Roughly 3,000 boats of all sizes came to Lake Lanier on 9-6-2020 for the first-ever Great American Boat Parade, to show their support for @realDonaldTrump and AMERICA!— Don Purser 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@DGPurser) September 8, 2020
Officials estimated 3,000 to 4,000 vessels on Lake Lanier near Atlanta for the event.
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT! pic.twitter.com/odcJha9Z4o
Lake Lanier Trump supporters pic.twitter.com/fb4Z7XrDRH— julie roy (@nonnijulie) September 7, 2020
This was our boat on the Trump Parade at Lake Lanier which broke the record, 4,000+ boats. Coolest thing I have ever been in and seen our our lake. #TrumpParade #trump2020 #MAGA 🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/jxahbrBDAP— rick (@rickdiebold1111) September 8, 2020
🇺🇸T🇺🇸R🇺🇸U🇺🇸M🇺🇸P🇺🇸— GaPeach🍑4Trump⭐️⭐️Text Trump to 88022 (@GA_peach3102) September 7, 2020
“Great American Boat Parade” yesterday on #LakeLanier in my beautiful state of Georgia
HUGE turnout to show their support 4 TRUMP
They say nearly 4,000 Trump supporters showed up
Keep Georgia RED in 2020#VoteTrump#VoteRedToSaveAmerica pic.twitter.com/9RvNu3OpSd
Tommy Robinson News, Sep 6— TROLL HUNTER AKA Katie Hopkins.✊🏼 (@BrettEverest) September 7, 2020
4000 boats turned up for lake Lanier Trump boat rally today.
While Biden is up the creek without a paddle. pic.twitter.com/tqwlBK6nKY
Wow! Organizers Expected 700 Boats at Inaugural Trump Boat Parade on Lake Lanier, Georgia -- 4,000 Show Up! | Jim Hoft https://t.co/2UTxugsNEU ~ #BoatsForTrump #TrumpBoatParade2020 #BoatersForTrump #BoatParades— Scott (@Surf_Rescue_Vet) September 7, 2020
Hey he lake Lanier trump parade was huge had over 4,000 boats Sunday 6 2020 pic.twitter.com/r9MXcDZu2E— Jackson (@Jackson_DAWG04) September 8, 2020
The San Diego Trump Boat Parade is just massive. pic.twitter.com/O4kVVGjnmZ— Fukushima Exposed🇨🇦 (@fukushimaexpos2) September 7, 2020
Around 2,000 boats filled with friends and family participated in the Trump Boat Parade on San Diego Bay.— KUSI News (@KUSINews) September 8, 2020
Thousands of more people lined the shore to cheer on the boaters and support President @realDonaldTrump.
KUSI spoke with some of them to see what the parade meant to them. pic.twitter.com/SD1gWs9xXG
Video of the Trump Boat Parade in San Diego today. Massive amount of boats in the water and thousands of people lined the harbor. pic.twitter.com/f5cJVW8EUm— BKM13 (@BKM13LA) September 7, 2020
JUPITER, FLORIDA BOAT PARADE🇺🇸⛵️ pic.twitter.com/6EQU0k1wJ5— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) September 7, 2020
Now for the boats. Trump boat Parade Jupiter FL. pic.twitter.com/FleghlbNLu— Becky Salzer (@rmsalzer) September 7, 2020
Jupiter, Florida Trump Flotilla Boat Parade to Mar Lago ... 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #MAGA2020Landslide #TrumpBoatParade #TrumpFlotilla #VoteRed2020 #VoteRedToSaveAmerica2020 #VoteInPerson #NoMailInBallots #NoMailInVoting #WalkAway pic.twitter.com/tCQMJ0mgtv— Sammy Jo (@sammyjoms66) September 7, 2020
Jupiter Fl awesome Trump Boat Parade. Started with a helicopter and an American Flag. pic.twitter.com/frhUM042wu— Becky Salzer (@rmsalzer) September 7, 2020
@realDonaldTrump @dbongino @MattWalshBlog @RealCandaceO Trump parade going strong here in Jupiter, FL. So many boats out there, gives me hope! America is still alive! #Trump2020 pic.twitter.com/yhWnHHWkVY— Pookie (@pookiepie561) September 7, 2020