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Ashtabula Blessing of the Fleet 2019
June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Join in this historic tradition by land or sea.
An informal blessing on boaters in the 1930s began when a priest at Mother of Sorrows Church decided to give some local sailors a special blessing before they set sail for a season of shipping on the Great Lakes. In 1949 the blessing of the boats was added. It’s been a rite of spring ever since.