By Eric Fischer
For the first time ever, the city of Algoma will hold a Blessing of the Fleet event. The party will happen June 22nd, the eve of the two year anniversary of the Algoma Marina fire at Sunrise Cove Marina. Among the festivities will be a trout boil, live music and the ceremony itself which will start at 7 pm. Mayor Wayne Schmidt will begin with a proclamation of safety followed by Representative Joel Kitchens presenting an Assembly Citation for the event, the blessing of the fleet, and finally a boat parade. Schmidt says the ceremony is very fitting for the community.
Schmidt encourages all to practice safe boating habits and is proud of how the community banded together during the fire. The US Coast Guard will be on hand to conduct boat safety checks as well.