New Bedford Holds 2014 Blessing of Fleet

Schooner Ernestina Mast Cut up for Souvenirs
The Ernestina at the dock, photo New England Boating.

SouthCoastToday: Aboard the Schooner Ernestina in the city harbor, a long tradition dating to the Ancient Greeks continued Sunday.

There, the Rev. Constantine Bebis, along with public officials and other members of the clergy, blessed the fleet of ships in the harbor, and asked for the safety of the fishermen, and a bountiful catch.

The event was part of the Working Waterfront Festival over the weekend, and was organized by the Offshore Mariners’ Wives Association.

Read more about the New Bedford blessing of the fleet.