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At Fishermen’s Terminal – Annual blessing honors fishing fleet as season begins

For nearly a century, family, friends, and well-wishers have gathered each year to honor the crews headed to sea for the spring and summer fishing seasons. With some boats already en route to Alaskan waters, Sunday marked the 90th annual Blessing of the Fleet at Fishermen’s Terminal.  Under sunny skies, Pastor Elise Scott of Ballard First Lutheran Church dedicated the vessel, “The Sunward,” on behalf of the entire North Pacific Fishing Fleet.>click to read<08:21

The Port of Bandon, Oregon invite’s you to the annual Blessing of the Fleet at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25

Loved ones who have been lost at sea and those in the military who gave their lives for the country will be honored. A blessing for those men and women currently serving and veterans who have returned from war or served in any capacity is planned as well. The blessing also will include those who fish the seas and those who make their livings commercial fishing. Port of Bandon General Manager Gina Dearth asks those interested to call the port to include in the service the name of a loved one who died in a water-related accident. continued