Blessing of the Fleet slated Sunday

The 47th annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held Sunday, May 7, at the Old Morris-Fisher Factory Tall Stack site, Omega Protein, 610 Menhaden Road, Reedville. Above, the commercial fleet gathers for a previous ceremony. On Sunday, a parade of commercial and recreational boats will begin at 3:30 p.m. from the mouth of Cockrell's Creek at Fleeton Point. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Sponsored by St. Mary's Church-Fleeton, Omega Protein Inc. and the Reedville Fisherman's Museum, the blessing marks the opening of the fishing season on the Chesapeake Bay.