Blessing of the Boats scheduled for June 1.

April 17, 2019

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Blessing of the Boats scheduled for June 1.

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LUDINGTON — Celebrating a maritime tradition that dates back centuries ago, Safe Harbor Credit Union and Ludington Bay Brewing are teaming up to bring a Blessing of the Boats to Ludington on Saturday, June 1 at Ludington Municipal Marina. Registration begins at noon for the 2 p.m. event.

“This is an opportunity to wish pleasure boaters, our charter fleet, and even our historic SS Badger a fun, safe, productive 2019 season on the Great Lakes,” said Kyle Gurzynski, Safe Harbor vice president of operations.

“The Blessing of the Boats is unique in the fact that it’s the keys of the respective boats to be blessed,” Gurzynski said. “Boaters who haven’t gotten their vessels in the water yet, trailer their boats, or boat on other in-land lakes without Lake Michigan access can participate. Boaters can bring their keys and have their boats blessed for the 2019 season and participate in all the event has to offer.”

In addition to the blessing, the event will celebrate the port community of Ludington and its rich maritime heritage with food, beverage and entertainment throughout the day. Live music will be provided in the entertainment tent by Delilah Dewylde and Miller/Merchant: the Guitars of Dutch Henry.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the Ludington Youth Sailing School which promotes the safety and enjoyment of sailing with on the water classrooms. The program promotes respect for our beautiful water resources as well as self-confidence, self-reliance and teamwork.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Safe Harbor Credit Union or Ludington Bay Brewing.

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