Blessing of the Fleet Alabama

Arts & Life
8:15 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Archbishop Delivers Annual Blessing of Boats

Fishing vessels are decorated for the 64th annual Blessing of the Fleet Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Bayou La Batre, Ala.
Mike Brantley

Fisherman gathered over the weekend off Alabama's coast for the annual the 64th annual Blessing of the Fleet.

The Press-Register reports ( that Sunday's event was the largest fund-raiser of the year for St. Margaret Catholic Church. It was also a highlight of the two-day community festival in Bayou La Batre.

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