SWANVILLE — Thirteen boats, decorated with stars, stripes and touches of whimsey, paraded around the perimeter of Swan Lake and competed for prizes early Monday afternoon in the annual Fourth of July Swan Lake Boat Parade.

Passengers in the crafts — mostly large party boats — waved hands and flags, calling out “Happy Fourth of July!” to spectators on shore.

First place winner boat 13, Swan Lake Patriots. Scott Choate won a $100 gift card to Ocean State Job Lots. Photo by Carolyn Zachary

In the competition for best decorated boats, first place went to boat 13, named Swan Lake Patriots. Scott Choate won a $100 gift card donated by Ocean State Job Lots.

Second place went to boat 9, named David Michaud and Family. David Michaud won a $100 gift card donated by Swan Lake Grocery.

Third place went to boat number 5, Jurassic Lake.  Arthur Johnson won a $50 gift card donated by Hammond Lumber.

Boat 5, Jurassic Lake and entrant Arthur Johnson placed third and won a $50 gift card donated by Hammond Lumber in the Swan Lake boat parade and competition July 4. Carolyn Zachary

Boat 11 in the Swan Lake Boat Parade July 4. Photo by Carolyn Zachary