50th Blessing of the Fleet slated Sunday in Reedville

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Blessing of the Fleet planners recently announced the event is being held this year.

The community is invited to the 50th Blessing of the Fleet at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the old Morris-Fisher factory tall stack on Omega Protein property at 610 Menhaden Road in Reedville. Some seating is available, but it is suggested to bring lawn chairs, reported Valli M. Mittner of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. 

The Blessing of the Fleet is a centuries-old tradition started in European fishing villages to bless the men at sea. Many fishing villages in the U.S. still ….


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