Put-in-Bay Blessing of the Fleet carries on a long-standing mariner’s tradition. Under crisp, blue skies and a hefty north wind blowing near 21mph, residents of the Bass Islands gathered at Fox’s Dock to witness participants on sea, land, and in the sky receive blessings from three local ministers–Rev. Mary Staley, Deacon Jim O’Donnel, Rev. Dane Meuschke.
Miller Boat Line, Jet Express, United States Coast Guard, Boardwalk Harbor Taxi, Life Flight helicopter, Griffing Air, and representatives/vehicles from the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Put-in-Bay EMS, Put-in-Bay Police, and Perry’s Victory were in attendance. Tina Rogers, from Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, coordinates the event.
Photographs by Donna Steinbach