Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party in Harbor Springs

Attention Northern Michigan boat lovers: this event is for you. On Wednesday, June 25th, at 6 pm, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society will launch the boating season with the Second Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Have your boat or watercraft blessed by special guest, Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., a recently retired Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. They’ll give their blessing of the fleet onboard the historic Canim, a 96-foot yacht built in 1929. This event is open to the public, so even if you’re not a boat owner, feel free to check it out!

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Following the Blessing of the Fleet, there will be a Summer White Party at the Boathouse, at 105 W. Bay Street in Harbor SpringsBeginning at 7 pm, this elegant party features a strolling supper prepared by Julienne Tomatoes, complemented with local wines by Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery and local beer by Petoskey Brewing.

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Both of these events feature live music, beautiful boats, and old traditions will come alive at these can’t-miss Northern Michigan events.

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Article Comments

  • Rachel North

    Mitchiepoo Girtski, We are sorry. You wanted to participate in the
    Habor Springs Blessing of the Boats and our post went up on the 25th
    when the event was the 26th. To make matters more frustrating, all the
    buy ticket links pointed to pages that were turned off on that day. We
    are sorry. We’ll make a note to make sure to say that the location of
    the box office is at the marina for next time. (Sometimes the event
    promoters ask us to turn off the online ticketing on the day of the
    event because they won’t be able to look things up on the computer that
    day.) We messed up this party. Is there some way we can make sure you
    hear about the next one?

    –Rachel North, Marketing Director, MyNorth Media

    • Mitchiepoo Girtski

      Your reply says it all. There is obviously nothing you can do to satisfy me. 14 days to reply…

      • Rachel North

        We’re working on that too …