Blessed be these watercraft; clergy anoints sea vessels

Left to Right: Kevin Keane, Franz Ramirez, Father Stephen Norton of St. Benedict’s, Ruth Anne Garcia of Grace Episcopal Church, Amy Hawley, Lawrence Swack, Barry Watkins, Reverend Ezra Yew of Trinity United Methodist Church, and Bob Berent of Temple Beth El at the blessing of the fleet on City Island.
Photo by Laura Stone

A multi-denominational group of clergymembers blessed vessels at the Fenton Marine Dock on City Island on Sun. June 29. The annual ceremony was also attended by veterans from City Island’s Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post #156.

Reach Reporter Jaime Williams at (718) 742–3383. E-mail her at jwilliams@cnglocal.com.
Boats large and small lined up to be blessed by clergy at the annual ceremony.
Photo by Laura Stone

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