Boaters Gather in Harbor Springs for Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Dozens are gathered in Harbor Springs for the annual Blessing of the Fleet and summer’s launch celebration

The event kicked off at 6 Wednesday with a local pastor blessing the vessels along the docks.

The blessing was open to the public and was for boaters or anyone on the lake this summer.

After the blessing was the boat parade and not only did it include many different kinds of boats, but some kayaks and paddle boarders as well.

The local community band was there playing music and people there say it was exciting to see all of the boats in Little Traverse Bay.

“It was just enjoyable to be out there and to see all of the people on the shore here taking a look and celebrating the blessing of all the boats out here,” Pete Dryovhee said.

Following the boat parade, the summer launch celebration was at the Walstrom Marine Showroom.