The 40th Blessing of the Fleet brought the Pass Christian community together for a Gulf Coast tradition.
WLOX TV reports locals gathered at Pass Christian Harbor Sunday for food, dancing and a boat parade. Around a dozen boats departed the Harbor, and traveled around a large stationary yacht.
On board were Father Michael Vu and the Rev. David Faulkner, who both blessed each vessel as it passed.
Originally a Catholic ritual, the Blessing of the Fleet has become a staple in the fishing industry as a symbol of good luck.
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