Blessing of the Fleet 2017


On SUNDAY, MAY 7th the 47th Annual Blessing of the Fleet takes place at the memorial stack (Reedville) at 3:30pm (parade of boats) and 4:00pm (blessing service).

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.   Psalm 139:9-10

This age-old tradition brings boats (and spotter planes) from near and far to be blessed by area ministers as the fishing season opens on the Lower Chesapeake Bay.

Join residents, fishermen, and visitors for this uplifting afternoon filled with inspirational blessings, sea shanties, hymns, and a parade of fishing vessels from the region. Free and open to the public.

The Museum is one of the sponsors, along with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Omega Protein, Inc.