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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