Boating season has officially set sail with the annual Blessing of the Fleet on City Island on Sunday, June 26 in the Long Island Sound off the Fenton Marine dock. City Island Sail and Power Squadron and the Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post 156 hosted the multi-denominational ceremony where locals travels to have their watercraft blessed. 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 87 boats of all shapes and sizes to ensure a safe voyage.
City Island’s Blessing Of The Fleet
Photo courtesy of City Island Sail and Power Squadron