Deermingoes on Parade

Cary Nell and one of her elves, Ray Webber, make final adjustments to Nell’s Catalina 34, MeeShee, before the December 13 boat parade.

Cary Nell and one of her elves, Ray Webber, make final adjustments to Nell’s Catalina 34, MeeShee, before the December 13 boat parade.

From the land, you couldn’t tell, but Cary Nell and her crew were elves in flamingo’s clothing. The Gulfport boat parade, which left Boca Ciega Yacht Club around 6 p.m. on Saturday, included MeeShee, a 34-foot Catalina, bedazzled with what Nell called “Deermingoes” – flamingoes dressed like reindeer. The crew wore flamingo hats to complete the theme.

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