07/31/2018- The Blessing of the Watercraft at Menominee’s annual Waterfront Festival will be held this Saturday. The blessing begins at the bandshell where Father Brian Gerber will offer prayers and blessings before leading participants to the dock to board the “Miller Time,” which will cruise the marina and allow Father Gerber to bless individual boats. The Waterfront Festival’s Blessing of the Watercraft starts at noon. The tradition has been in existence for more than 50 years and at one time, the festival was named for this ceremony.