Blessing of the Fleet honors Stonington fishermen

Stonington – The commercial fishing industry, its traditions, lore, people and tragedies meshed together Sunday at the 62nd annual Blessing of the Fleet, a summertime staple that is trying to rebound after waning interest, bad weather and the depressed fishing economy threatened the event in the past. John Gomes, the event’s longtime emcee, told the few hundred people who gathered at the Town Dock during a light drizzle for the ceremony that the ceremony and festival have to survive. “It’s our identity,” ,,, Read the rest here 19:43

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