Blessing of the boats will be June 1.

May 20, 2019

Blessing of the boats will be June 1.

LUDINGTON — The inaugural Blessing of the Boats will take place on Saturday, June 1 beginning at noon at Ludington Municipal Marina. The first 100 boaters to register their keys prior to the blessing will get a swag bag. The blessing will take place at 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Safe Harbor Credit Union and Ludington Bay Brewing . The free event and is an opportunity to wish pleasure boaters, charter fleet, and the SS Badger a fun, safe, productive 2019 season on the Great Lakes.

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 this free event has to offer.

In addition to the blessing, the event will celebrate the great port community of Ludington and its rich maritime heritage with food from The Q Smokehouse and Krave Frozen Yogurt & Candy Shoppe, beverage, and entertainment throughout the day. Live music will be provided in the entertainment tent starting at 3 p.m. by Delilah Dewylde and Miller/Merchant: The Guitars of Dutch Henry.

All net proceeds 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.  For more information about the Ludington Youth Sailing School, visit their website at

For questions about this event, call Jenifer Merchant at 231-843-2323 or email at


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