0.9 min readBy Published On: August 26th, 2016Categories: See and Do7 Comments on Floatella is going down at M Street Beach tomorrow

How does spending the day floating around the waters of M Street Beach with some like minded folks sound?  Well, Floatella might just be for you.  

According a Facebook event,  all you need is a float and your desire to send off summer “the right way.”  This event takes place on Saturday, August 27th from 12pm-6pm – that’s a lot of floating.

The party organizer Cary Chang is “expecting a large police presence” and bet your bottom dollar the Staties will be there in full force.  With hundreds of floats in the ocean filled with millennials, the troopers will be expecting nothing but shenanigans.  Chang does go on to remind anyone coming to Floatella that alcohol is not allowed on the beach so expect to float sober.

Let’s hope the lifeguard on duty isn’t a stickler for rules – because floats are NOT allowed on DCR beaches.  But who are we to be a stick in the mud.  You know Caught in Southie will be investigating Floatella for sure!  Does anyone have an air pump we can borrow?


  1. George August 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Can’t do it no floats allowed. Public safety lifeguards can’t see who needs help in water with all the floats. CIS shouldn’t support this event come on Maureen you know better.

    • Maureen Dahill August 27, 2016 at 2:39 am - Reply

      Why is this my fault? I’m not supporting this event at all. I think my post is very tongue in cheek. Floatella most likely will never be. DCR does not allow floats in the water as I stated in my blog.

  2. Betty August 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    It is against the law to have floaties on our beaches. It is much too dangerous. The lifeguard can not see anyone who is in trouble. This is a very stupid idea. Enjoy the beach and the water but don’t make it dangerous for others who might want to just swim.

  3. Bob August 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    It interests me that they chose a day when low tide is 1 o’clock. Good luck lugging those floats through the mud .

  4. George August 27, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Didn’t happen state police as well as a patrol boat did their job by not allowing the floats in the water NOT the life guard who may have been a stickler. Hope you didn’t get your air pump for someone who wasn’t supporting the event.

    • Maureen Dahill August 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Yes, George. Keep up. I said in my originally post that the State Troopers would be out in full force and the event would never get going. My comment about the air pump was sarcastic and obviously you didn’t get it because you took time out of your day to call me out not once, but twice. I was not supporting the event merely reporting on an event that someone was trying to organize. Have a nice day.

  5. Eric kozlowlsi September 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    George, you probably opposed Starbucks as well, and anything innovative and fun in the neighborhood of SoBo. Maureen is an open minded progressive who just reports the facts. Cary Chang is a forward thinker for even cogitation this innovative experience. Shouldn’t the State Troopers spend more time in Old Harbor Project than at M street beach checking out hot chicks.
    People are getting killed at Old Harbor not M Street beach. The DCR honchos are hosting tax payer paid parties (see globe) so they may have missed the flotilla. Bob, thanks for pointing out the time of the low tide because George is a stick in the mud. New SoBo innovations are scary to George, Betty, and Bob. Join the Coffee over Condos movement and we’ll see you at Starbucks grand opening.

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