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Montauk's Blessing of the Fleet Is Sunday

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 13:59
Jane Bimson

Sunday marks Montauk’s 68th annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, beginning at 5 p.m. in Montauk Harbor and ushering in the start of the summer fishing season. 

Father Liam McDonald of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, together with the Rev. Bill Hoffmann of the Montauk Community Church, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Shambaugh of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, and Cantor Debra Stein of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, will officiate. The event is free and open to the public. 

Fleet Director Capt. Frank Braddick, aboard his boat Hurry Up, will direct the lineup, starting from 2 North Town Dock, followed by boats from docks 3 to 17, and ending on Lake Montauk with docks 18 to 21. After being blessed, boats have the option to return to their slips or gather at the Harbor Buoy for the laying of Remembrance Wreaths. 

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