‘Blessing of the Fleet’ at Fishermen’s Terminal

It’s been an annual tradition for 81 years, and this year Pastor Erik Wilson Weiberg of Ballard First Lutheran Church conducted the “Blessing of the Fleet” at Fishermen’s Terminal. Even with today’s technology, fishing is still a very dangerous business. Back in October, seven crew members were killed when the Katmai sunk off the Aleutian Islands. And last week, the Coast Guard rescued five crew members from a grounded ship in Alaska. While safety is always on everyone’s mind in the fishing industry, so is the economy. “This generation of fishermen might not make as much money as their parents,” Jubilee Fisheries executive John Bruce told SeattlePI.com. “That’s not a happy thought.”

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