By TABITHA BAIRD
Special to the Register
The 36th annual Blessing of the Fleet by the Sandusky Power Squadron is 3 p.m. Sunday at the Meigs Street pier, kicking off the start of Safe Boating Week.
Boat owners and the public are encouraged to join in the festivities, which includes entertainment by local musicians playing naval tunes and a cannon salute.
Offering the blessings: the Rev. Eric Mueller, of the Sandusky Catholic Parishes; the Rev. Robert Bottoms, of First Presbyterian Church; and Susan Pocotte, the president of Oheb Shalom Temple
The public is invited to join by land or sea. Anyone who does not have a boat to be blessed in the water that day can bring a piece of equipment from their boat to be blessed on the docks.
Anyone joining by sea should monitor Channel 72. The Flagship, the Unlisted, is being used for the placing of the wreath on water. Capt. Robert Runner and the bridges of the Sandusky Power Squadron and the Sandusky Yacht Club will be on board the Unlisted.