2016 Blessing of the Fleet – Tradition in Chauvin draws crowds

chauvin blessing of the fleetSunny skies and a light breeze greeted local fishermen and their families as they gathered Sunday morning to pray for a safe and bountiful brown-shrimp season at the annual Blessing of the Fleet in Chauvin. The Bayou Little Caillou ceremony kicks off this month’s volley of boat blessings in areas including Dulac, Pointe-aux-Chenes, Montegut and Golden Meadow. A mainstay in these traditional fishing, shrimping and crabbing communities, the Blessing of the Fleet helps ensure the safety and fortune of the fishermen who make their living on the bounties of the sea. Video, Read the rest here 10:40