Ship Off Parade, presented by Fernandina Beach Main Street, to be Held in Fernandina Beach on August 21, 2021

Fernandina Beach Main Street
Media Release
August 11, 2021

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Ship Off Parade will be held to send off the Foar From Home boat, Courageous. Line up will begin at 9AM at Central Park in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. The parade will kick-off at 10AM and follow the normal parade route, west on Ash Street and east on Centre Street.

Foar From Home is a group of four local veterans, Paul Lore, A.M. “Hupp” Huppman, Billy Cimino, and Cameron Hansen, representing four branches of the Armed Services (Marines/Navy/Army/Air Force). In December, this group will cast off from the Canary Islands, Spain, and row unsupported across 3,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua. The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge will be the ultimate journey of their lives. Their row aims to raise funds and awareness for their campaign to defeat Veteran Suicide and PTSD.

In early September, their boat, Courageous, will be shipped to the United Kingdom for inspection and preparation for shipping to the starting line for the Challenge in the Canary Islands. The Ship Off Parade will be a small-town celebration and send off for this boat, its crew, and their mission.

Parade participants include the Fernandina Beach High School Band, Fernandina Beach Main Street, the Island Hop Craft Beer Fest Committee, FB Fire Department, FB Police Department, Jeep Club, the Shriners, Fernandina Beach Pride, the Mermaids of Amelia, Fernandina Pirates Club, and of course, Courageous and the Foar From Home crew. Courageous will remain downtown for parade goers to see it up close and learn more about the mission. A Downtown Sidewalk Sale will be held by local merchants all day Saturday.

Fernandina Beach Main Street Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization charged with promoting economic vitality and historic preservation in the Fernandina Beach Main Street District which includes the Historic Downtown and 8th Street business districts.

Admission: Free to the public.
When: August 21, 2021- Lineup at 9AM at Central Park; Parade starts at 10:00AM

Location: Central Park, 1200 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034; parade and sidewalk sale throughout the Historic Business District

For additional information, or to learn more about participating in the parade, [email protected] or visit our website at

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Paul Lore
Paul Lore (@guest_62049)
2 years ago

Thanks to the Observer and Main Street as well as our beautiful community for all your support!!

Perry Anthony
Perry Anthony (@guest_62052)
2 years ago

Good luck and have a very safe trip.