, 2014


Blessing of the Fleet

by Audrey Thomasson

Fishermen and area residents gathered by the dock at the Omega Protein menhadden plant to watch the parade of boats pull in for the 42nd annual Blessing of the Fleet. Led by Capt. Linwood Bowis on the Chesapeake Breeze, boats large and small participated in Sunday's parade, including Claire Michie, in her Hobie-kayak and the Reedville Fishermen's Museum's the Elva C. captained by George Butler. The featured speaker this years was State Senator John Chichester. The event also included the combined choirs of Bethany United Methodist and St. Mary's Episcopal churches and the Reedville Festival Halle Chorale. Photos by Audrey Thomasson.

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