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40th Blessing of the Fleet draws crowd in Pass Christian

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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