Dreary Weather Doesn’t Preclude Annual Put-in-Bay Blessing of Fleet

Put in Bay Blessing of Fleet

Miller Ferry “Islander”

Under mostly cloudy skies, occasional rain drops, and easterly winds at 17 knots, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce orchestrated another successful “Blessing of the Fleet.”  The Miller Boat Line; Jet Express; Boardwalk; Ladd’s Water Taxi; Perry’s Victory Longboat; Put-in-Bay Police, Fire, and EMS; and the LifeFlight helicopter all made respective appearance on sea, land, and sky.  The blessings were given by Rev. Mary Staley, of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Pastor Jim Lehman, of St. John@The Bay.

Put in Bay Blessing of Fleet

Public in attendance

Put in Bay Blessing of Fleet

Rev. Staley blesses the “Stanley B.”

Put in Bay Blessing of Fleet

Paul Ladd’s boat and the Jet Express III

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Photos by Donna Steinbach