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Touch-A-Boat and Marine Safety Day Downtown Fort Myers

Marina at Edison Ford
Marina at Edison Ford

Saturday, September 6, 2014, The Marina at Edison Ford and Pinchers is hosting "Touch-A-Boat" and Marine Safety Day. The event will be geared toward kids and will include fire boats demonstrations, an invasion of the marina by law enforcement, touch tanks, safety equipment demonstrations and lots more. The event will be located in historic downtown Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River.

The event will start at 10 A.M. with quiet hour for children with disabilities. Then from 11 A.M. to noon the Cape Coral Fire Department will demonstrate their fire boat hoses. After that will be the christening of the M/V Edison Explorer from noon to 1 P.M. From 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. there will be an invasion of the marina by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Waterborne Strike Team. 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. the Iona McGregor Fire Department will demonstrate various life saving suites. Then from 3 P.M. to 4 P.M. the even will be open for wandering around.

There will be plenty of things to see and do for all ages. You can get to the event by car at 2360 W. First Street in downtown Fort Myers or by boat at Marker 54.

The Mariana will have hot dogs and hamburgers with beverages available outside and kids always have a free meal at Pinchers. There will also be a kids zone and touch tank that the kids will love. The Edison and Fort Winter Estates will also be free admission for kids with the purchase of an adult ticket and Pure Fort Myers will be giving kids free boat rides with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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