Blessing of the Fleet
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Brian Donnelly takes his hat off, while steering his boat to receive a blessing.
Edenton Yacht Club's annual Blessing of the Fleet was held Saturday, April 13, in Edenton Bay. The Revs. Malone Gilliam, with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Jonathan Tobias, a semi-retired Eastern Orthodox priest, presided over the ceremony in which they blessed and sprayed holy water on each passing boat.