City Island’s Blessing Of The Fleet

(l-r) Cdr Peter Del-Debbio, Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post; P/C Gary Mandarano; P/C Jeffrey Taylor; Cdr Barbara Mandarano; P/C Joyce Mauro and P/C Edward Shimansky, City Island Sail & Power Squadron; pastor John Covington, Grace Episcopal Church; lay leader George Cavalieri, Trinity United Methodist Church; Deacon William Mueller, St. Mary Star of the Sea; Rabbi David Markus, Temple Beth-El/Shul by the Sea and sergeant-in-arms Bob Salerno, Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post.
Photo by Michael Croce

City Island Sail and Power Squadron (Americas Boating Club) and the Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post 156 commemorated the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, June 23 at Fenton Marine dock. Clergy members from St. Mary Star of the Sea, Temple Beth-El/Shul by the Sea, Grace Episcopal Church and Trinity United Methodist Church helped bless 70 boats of all shapes and sizes to kick off the boating season and ensure a safe voyage.

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