Richard Sturgill carries a ceremonial wreath down to the Plover ferry during the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on May 1. The wreath was taken out into the bay and released in memory of local fishers who have died at sea over the years. See more photos on page 10.
Photos by Steve Guntli
Blaine grad Jeff Geer, president of Bellingham’s Bravo 369 Flight Foundation, pilots a WWII-era T6 Texan over Blaine Harbor, with two fellow pilots. The display was meant as a tribute to those lost at sea, and was performed during the 2016 Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.
Pastor Dennis Wildermuth reads the blessing.
Seafarers Memoria lCommittee president Gary Dunster.
Bruce Elliot sounded this bell after each name was read.
Selena Rogers-Pai sings “River” by Leon Bridges.
State representative Luanne VanWerven (R-Lynden) reads the state senate resolution.