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Blessing of the Fleet



Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
End Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Marina Park
Address: Pier 3 Lookout

In the Blessing of the Fleet we ask God to give seafarers help to deal with dangers: good training; a clear mind, physical strength and courage; people who can be counted on; a well maintained vessel; and favorable weather.

1030 The Macgillivary Pipe Band performs a tattoo.

1100 A short service consisting of greetings from the Mayor's representative, scripture reading, prayers, a memorial to those who died at sea, and a blessing over the water used to bless the vessels.

1115 (approximately) Parade of Vessels: Vessels are blessed as they pass the Lookout by sprinkling the vessel with water.


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