Snyder kicks off Maritime Festival

ESCANABA – Governor Rick Snyder made a special appearance in Escanaba Friday to kick off the Maritime Festival by ringing the Escanaba Municipal Marina bell.

“Congratulations on getting to 150 years, because what I can see from the hardworking people here because I think the next 50 are going to be the best 50,” Snyder told the audience.

Snyder, who is traveling with his family on vacation, has been visiting locations across the Upper Peninsula. See more coverage of Snyder’s visit to Escanaba in Saturday’s Daily Press.