Blessing of the Fleet on CI

(l-r) City Island Sail and Power Squadron members Franz Alvarez, Richard Welch, Commander Barbara Mandarano and Elaine and Richard Pfaff.
Photo by Laura Stone

Boating season kicked off with the Blessing of the Fleet on City Island on Sunday, June 14. The multi-denominational ceremony took place in the Long Island Sound off the dock of Fenton Marina, where locals traveled to have their watercraft blessed.

City Island Sail and Power Squadron member Franz Alvarez, Reverend Ezra of Trinity Methodist Church, Fr. Augustus of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea, City Island Sail and Power Squadron Commander Barbara Mandarano, Rabbi David Markus of Temple Beth El, Lori Swink, Grace Church.
Photo by Laura Stone

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A FDNY Fire Boat put on a water show for the boats after they were blessed.
Photo by Laura Stone

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