Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blessing of the Fleet is this Saturday

The Blessing is an annual commemorative service is for the families of those who have lost loved ones at sea and a reminder to the public, not only to the role the fishing industry in our community, but also to the often dangerous conditions & weather endured at sea by these mariners.

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Most of the official duties will take place at the Mariners monument down on the Quay….

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….in sight of the many vessels that come into Port, and that go back out to the Ocean.

The 2011 Blessing of the Fishing Fleet was originally scheduled for July 23, but because the Nelson City Council was conducting works along the foreshore,

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it was decided to postpone the Blessing til this Saturday, the 29th Oct 2011.