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


Bob Gatewood Performs at Jet Express Season Opener

Jet Express to Put in Bay

The first boat arrived at 9:16 am.

The Jet Express opened its 2016 season in Port Clinton this morning with special remarks by dignitaries and Bob Gatewood’s performance of his original hit song, “Friends of the Bay.”

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Bob Gatewood and Jessica Kowalski, Ottawa County Improvement Corporation

 

 

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Congressional Representative Marcy Kaptur

Jet Express season 2016

Port Clinton Mayor Hugh Wheeler

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Lake Erie Shores & Islands’ Larry Fletcher

Jet Express season 2016

Bob Gatewood with State Representative Steve Arndt

 

Photos courtesy of

Bob Gatewood