Onset, MA, Blessing of the Fleet Set for July 2, 2016

Blessing of the fleet Facebook Photo
Blessing of the fleet Facebook Photo

Wareham Week: The Onset Bay Association and the Wareham Harbormaster Department will host the 3rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Onset Pier.

A parade of boats will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and proceed from the far side of Wickets Island in the channel past the front of the pier, where Father John Sullivan from St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham will bless each of the vessels.

All mariners are invited to participate, regardless of homeport or vessel size.

Captains are encouraged to decorate their vessels — especially for the Independence Day holiday. A group of judges will evaluate the boats, with prizes doled out for “best dressed” and “most patriotic.”

Read more about the Onset Blessing of the Fleet.