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    Tuesday, August 09, 2022

    Blessing of the Fleet

    Logan Palmer, 7, of Stonington, attempts to open a piece of candy as her sister Kallan, 9, looks on during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The girls wore the boats and walked in the parade. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Bishop Michael R. Cote sprinkles holy water on a boat of the Stonington Fishing Fleet during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Members of the Nutmeg Fife and Drum Corp march along Water Street during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    St. Edmund's Pipes and Drums plays to a crowd during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Reiva Dean lays a wreath in honor of fishing families the DeBragga’s and the Rodericks during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Crew members and families on the Sarah Jean and other boats prepare for the parade during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Allison Cole helps her daughter Quinn, 3, both of Stonington, walk along Broad Street in the parade during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Members of the Nutmeg Fife and Drum Corp march along Water Street during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    A crowd gathers along the docks during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    The Westerly Town Band plays during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Allison Cole helps her daughter Quinn, 3, both of Stonington, walk along Broad Street in the parade during the Blessing of the Fleet in the Stonington borough Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 69th annual weekend long event included an open house, Portuguese food and music, the traditional Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

    The 69th annual weekend long Blessing of the Fleet took over the Stonington borough Sunday morning July 31, 2022 with a traditional Fisherman’s Mass at St. Mary’s Church, a parade, a ceremony at the fishermen’s memorial and the parade of boats to lay a wreath in the water. The celebration honors those from the fleet who have died at sea and prays for the safety and success of current fishermen.