Blessing of the Fleet

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Blessing of the Fleet is an annual event the Newport Fishermen's Wives put on to celebrate the fishing community.

 

On Saturday volunteers gather to walk with our annual float in the Loyalty Days Parade.

 

 On Sunday we start the morning by enjoying coffee and donuts while watching fishermen and coast guard participants compete in the Survival Suit Race.

Next we have the Blessing of the Fleet boat parade where local ministries gather to pray for a safe and prosperous season.

A BBQ lunch is prepared by the NFW while we gather to watch the Highliner Competition.

We finish the day gathering at the Memorial in Yaquina Bay State Park to pray, honor, and remember all of those who were lost at sea.