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.