Capt. Eddie's S.S. Endymion
Credit: © Mitchel Osborne
When it made its debut in 1999, Captain Eddie's S.S. Endymion was the biggest and longest float in all of Carnival, at 240-feet long. Of course, Endymion has since topped itself, with the amazing Pontchartrain Beach float which premiered in 2013. But Captain Eddie's S.S. Endymion, named for krewe founder and captain Ed Muniz, is still a favorite. With the water nymph blowing her fiber optic-lit trumpet at the head of the float, and all sorts of undersea imagery along its sides, the float has up to five parts carrying more than 150 riders down Endymion's Mid-City route. We should note that it's actually Endymion's second nautically-named float. Papa Joe's S.S. Endymion steamboat is also a fixture. It is mentioned by many as Mardi Gras' first super float.