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MOREHEAD CITY – Honoring commercial fishermen

More than 30 wreaths with royal blue ribbons were tossed into the water at the N.C. Port Sunday morning in memory of commercial fishermen who dedicated their lives to the sea. It was part of a boat processional during the 16th annual Blessing of the Fleet, a nondenominational religious ceremony held to give thanks for continued blessings over the fishing industry and to honor commercial fishermen who have died. [email protected]  14:00