Blessing of the Fleet in Hernando Beach Florida 2016

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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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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this special event. 

Have an outstanding week.

Apr 24, 2016 08:50 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

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

Apr 24, 2016 09:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

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

Apr 24, 2016 10:03 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

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

Apr 24, 2016 10:15 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

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

Apr 24, 2016 10:27 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

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

Apr 24, 2016 11:38 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

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.

Apr 24, 2016 07:02 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

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

Apr 24, 2016 08:38 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

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.

Apr 24, 2016 09:30 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

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

Apr 24, 2016 10:31 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

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!

Apr 25, 2016 12:37 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


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

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 25, 2016 12:36 PM