The 61st annual Stonington Blessing of the Fleet is slated for Sunday, July 27.

“It will never be like it was, just like the industry, but the reason this was begun in 1953 was to honor the fishermen that died at sea. And it’s so important to bless these boats and these (fishermen), the ones that are still fishing, because the peril is still there,” said Michael Crowley, one of the event’s co-chairs. Read more here 20:49