Cloudy skies and a fresh north wind did not hamper Put-in-Bay’s Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Residents of the Bass Islands gathered at Fox’s Dock to witness participants on sea, land, and in the sky: Perry’s Longboat, two vessels from Miller Boat Line, a Jet Express ferry, several private boaters, a Boardwalk Harbor Taxi, the Life Flight helicopter, representatives and vehicles from the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Put-in-Bay EMS, and Put-in-Bay Police. Rev. Mary Staley, Rev. Jim Lehman, and Deacon Mike Leahy gave the blessings. Tina Rogers and Peter Huston, from Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, coordinate the event.