Blessing of the Fleet
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Detective John McArthur steers the new Chowan County Sheriff's Office boat as it leads the procession Saturday during the Blessing of the Fleet.
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.