Alder Point N.S. celebrates 60th Blessing of the Fleet

Back in 1955, Eunice MacFarlane and four others sat around a kitchen table and organized the first ever Blessing of the Fleet in Alder Point. This year’s time-honoured ritual is being held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.The lobster boats will steam up the Alder Point Gut and then slowly, one-by-one, will pass by the government wharf where local clergy will sprinkle them with holy water. The St. Anne’s Church choir will sing hymns and people, including MacFarlane, will toss flowers and wreaths into the water in remembrance of those who have died. Read the rest here 08:22