Rainy Day Blessing of the Fleet

On Sunday the local churches blessed the fleet. They also read the names of all the fishermen lost at sea or because of fishing related injury. A bell was rung for each person. There were 98 names just from this port. It really makes me think about how dangerous our job is. There aren’t too many other ways to make a living where they have a ceremony to remember the lost victims of that profession. Imagine if it was law firm or corporate offices, ‘so and so was killed from a paper cut or from boredom.’

 

Blessing the fleet and honoring the lost are a part of each fishing season

Blessing the fleet and honoring the lost are a part of each fishing season