92nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet is this Sunday

This weekend, Seattle’s fishing fleet will be honored in the 92nd annual Blessing of Fleet to mark the start of the 2020 fishing season.

The event, happening Sunday, March 8 at Fishermen’s Terminal, will bring together crews, friends, family, and the greater community to send the fishing fleet off with a ceremony and blessing from Pastor Elise Scot of Ballard First Lutheran Church.

“Along with wishing them a good season and a safe return to their loved ones after a summer on the high seas, the blessing also remembers those who have lost their lives in this dangerous profession,” the King County Council stated in a press release about the event. “Since 1988, the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal has served as a tribute to the lives of its women and men lost at sea. Last year, the Dutch Harbor-based Scandies Rose sunk off the coast of Kodiak. Five crew members perished, many of whom had connections to the Puget Sound region.” Just two members survived the tragedy.

The ceremony will happen at 2pm sharp at the Central Plaza at Fishermen’s Terminal.

File photo of a previous year’s Blessing of the Fleet

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