EMail Print

Fiestas

Event 

Ferman Chasco Fiesta™ Boat Parade
Title:
Ferman Chasco Fiestaboat parade
When:
March 28, 2015 01:00 PM
Where:
Pithlachascotee River - New Port Richey
Category:
Fiestas

Description

Presented by:
Preview



Sponsored by:




Hosted by:


This is said to be the oldest boat parade in the state of Florida, and it’s not something you want to miss.  The parade starts in Millers Bayou along the Pithlachascotee River, and finishes at Sims Park.  This year the theme is Celebrate Your Passion.  So put on your thinking hats because the overall Grand Prize is $2,500!


                                                                                                 

Venue

Pithlachascotee River
Location:
Pithlachascotee River
City:
New Port Richey
State:
Florida

Description

The Pithlachascotee River, often called the Cotee or "Cootie" River, is a blackwater river in Pasco County, Florida.  Originating near Crews Lake, the river flows for over 23 miles to the south and west, flowing through the Starkey Wilderness Park before turning northwest through downtown New Port Richey, entering the Gulf of Mexico at Miller's Bayou. A Florida State Canoe Trail runs along the river.

On a chart representing the west coast of Florida accompanying the annual report of the U.S. Coast Survey for 1851, the name is translated as "Boat Building River". The whole word signifies the place where canoes were chopped or dug out. The Seminole used canoes dug out of cypress trunks. It is derived from the Creek pithlo (canoe), and chaskita (to chop out).