This weekend you have the opportunity to see a parade of boats make their way out of the canal in Algoma to receive a blessing for the fifth year. The vessels will be led by a United States Coast Guard ship under a water fountain from one of the Algoma Fire Rescue trucks in a water salute. Pastor Brian Pursley from Lakeside Church in Algoma will perform a blessing on the ships for a safe and plentiful season. Pursley describes what the blessing will include this year.
You can join in to witness this event at the Algoma marina, where the ceremony will begin at 6:15 pm. If you own a vessel and want to receive the blessing, you can line up on the Ahnapee River near the marina at 6 pm. All boats and community members are invited to view and participate in this event.
Photo courtesy of Algoma Chamber of Commerce and Josh Kohanek