Blessing of the Fleet

Published on Thu, May 8, 2003
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Blessing of the Fleet

Many in the community gathered at the Sawtooth Dock on Sunday to remember those lost at sea during the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

Jan Hrutfjord, chairperson of the seafarer´┐Żs memorial committee, presented the banner of the fleet flag to the boat, Night Shift, and instructed them to sail with it throughout the year, to remember those who have passed.

Harbormaster Pam Taft read the many names of deceased fishermen and women, including those who have died within the last year. As she read the names, members of the audience placed flowers in a wreath that was later dropped at sea by the Night Shift.

A memorial prayer and benediction was followed by the playing of Amazing Grace, on the bag pipes, by Rory McLeod.