Blessing of the Fleet
It’s that time of year, we have started our planning for our 2021 Blessing of the Fleet. Everyone is welcome to join us!
On Saturday, May 15th we will be having Blessing of the Fleet events starting at 10:00am with our Memorial, with a service remembering our fishermen lost at sea while offering support and encouragement to all our fishing families. This will take place at the Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary.
At 11:30am we will start our Boat Procession and Bless the Fleet. This has been a longstanding tradition in our community for decades. This takes place in our harbor and can be viewed from most locations on our Bayfront. Any seaworthy vessel is welcome to join us. Sign up forms will be at Englund and Schiewe Marine stores.
At 1:30pm we will have a community BBQ, we are looking forward to taking this time to reengage with our community and give thanks for all of the support we have gotten throughout the last few years. This lunch will be free of charge and is open to everyone in our community. It will take place at the Port of Newport, by the work dock.
Sadly we had to make the tough choices to postpone a couple of our events until after we get through this pandemic. We won't be having our Highliner Competition and our Survival Suit races, we are doing everything we can to make this a safe, fun event for everyone despite these weird times we are in.