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Blessing of the Fleet in Hernando Beach Florida 2016

Blessing of the Fleet in Hernando Beach Florida 2016


The Hernando Beach Yacht Club opened the boating season with its annual Blessing of the Fleet yesterday.  A land ceremony attended club members, guests and local dignitaries was followed by the blessing of each boat by a local chaplain.  


 Blessing of the Fleet in Hernando Beach Florida 2016 Photos by Silvia Dukes


Boaters then proceeded down Marlin Canal in Hernando Beach to the open water of the Gulf of Mexico for a wreath laying ceremony honoring any seafarers who have lost their lives at sea. 


The event was open to the public.  The festivities continued after boaters returned with a dinner at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club. 


The Blessing of the Fleet is a century old tradition to ensure the safety of seaman and vessels. It it thought to have originated in the Mediterranean and is still celebrated today. 


Hernando Beach Yacht Club Photos by Silvia Dukes


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Thank you very much for sharing this special event. 

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

What a fun event Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES wish I could be there.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) almost 4 years ago

Silvia that must be a special event to witness.  I would love to attend an event like this one day.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 4 years ago

Summer has come to Hernando Beach with blessing of the fleet.  Here on Lake Erie that usually takes place over Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

This would be a fun event to attend Silvia.Hernando Beach looks very inviting.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 4 years ago

All this sounds like so much fun Silvia. Fun in the Sun in Hernando Beach  Florida.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Silvia. It must be pretty special to see the events that take place, if it is a tradition, it's a good one.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 4 years ago

Hi Silvia.  I have never been to that kind of event.  It looks great.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Silvia.  Neat events.  I once had the opportunity to see the blessing of the fleet in Gloucester MA where it's a pretty serious event for the fishermen.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Silvia, this would be very cool to watch, and something we don't see around here.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Thank you everyone for stopping in and enjoying the Blessing of the Fleet!  It's a good and meaningful tradition and we are glad it's alive and well in our community!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 4 years ago


Blessing the fleet is a long standing tradition in Hernando Beach Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

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