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EPOL Cruise

February 12, 2021 - February 14, 2021

If you’re coming by land, go to EPOL + Oysters + Chicken Fest

EDISON PARADE OF LIGHTS (EPOL) Cruise Leader: Bev & Bob Duff

This cruise has been a CMCS tradition for many years.  We gather at Legacy Marina in downtown Fort Myers to celebrate our famous winter resident Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday.  The Marina is located near his winter home.  Arrive on Friday for Happy Hour.   There will be plenty more fun on Saturday: an Oyster Feast in the afternoon and a stroll over to the lighted Edison Grand Parade at 7pm. Let’s honor the father of electricity and decorate our boats with plenty of lights.

Land Cruisers are most welcome to join any portions of this cruise!

Arrangements have been made at Legacy Harbor Marina for a special CMCS rate of $2.75/ft (this includes electric). Slips are first come-first served and go fast! Slip reservations MUST be made through the cruise leader. Do NOT contact the marina directly. We’ve provided a convenient online form below.

There is a bar in the Tiki Hut area that opens at 4PM. After 4PM beer and wine (cash bar) is available. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Tiki Hut nor the deck area after 4PM.


  • Cocktails at 5PM on the dock.
  • Please bring an appetizer or snacks to share. Dinner and beverages are on your own.
  • Both Land & Sea members are welcome.

SATURDAY: 12 noon at the front of “C” dock. All-you-can-eat oysters or chicken for those who signed up and paid in advance.

  • Both Land & Sea members are welcome.
  • Use the link below for ordering and paying for your Oysters or Chicken Feast. No reservations will be accepted after the 5th of February.
  • The club will provide plates, napkins, utensils, condiments and grills. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up.


  • 6PM. Potluck dinner in front of the marina office.
  • Both Land & Sea members are welcome.
  • Please bring a dish to share.
  • The club will provide plates, napkins, and utensils. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up.
  • The Edison Parade begins at Ft. Myers High School at 7PM and travels to the downtown River District. There should be plenty of time for dinner and then a short walk to the parade route.

SUNDAY: No formal breakfast is planned. You’re on your own! After breakfast, head for home!

The Edison Parade of Lights is a very special occasion in the Ft. Myers Area. Please continue the CMCS tradition of lighting your boat to honor Thomas Edison. Plan to decorate your boat with white “Christmas” lights while at the marina. If you have extra lights to share, please bring them! For all land cruisers: Legacy Harbor Marina, 2044 West First St., Ft. Myers (239) 461-0775

Two reservations are available for this event:

FIRST: Slip Seservations
ATTENTION: Only make your slip reservation through the cruise leader (this is a marina requirement to get our CMCS rate)
To make this reservation you may simply use the form below. Payment will be made at the harbormaster’s office after you tie up.

SECOND: go directly to purchasing Oysters or Chicken for Saturday 

You may alternatively telephone the cruise leader to provide this information.

EPOL Slip Reservation

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February 12, 2021
February 14, 2021
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Legacy Harbour Marina
2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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