Fleet Blessing on Facebook65th Annual
Blessing of the Fleet

The 2014 Blessing of the Fleet is made possible by the
Shipbuilders of Bayou La Batre & Coden


with all advertising provided by
The City of BaYou La Batre


The custom of the Blessing of the Fleet can be traced back to Old World European fishing communities where God was publicly acknowledged and asked for a bountiful harvest and the safety of the men at sea....

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Fleet Blessing Prayer

"May God in Heaven fulfill abundantly the prayers which are pronounced over you and your boats and equipment on the occasion of the Blessing of the Fleet. God bless your going out and coming in; The Lord be with you at home and on the water. May he accompany you when you start on your many journeys: May he fill your nets abundantly as a reward for your labor; And may he bring you all safely in, when you turn your boats homeward to shore.... Amen"

Blessing of the Fleet Sponsors (SEE MORE)

Shipbuilders of Bayou La Batre and CodenCity of Bayou La BatreInstrument Technical Services, Inc e-worc web and new mediaAlabama Gulf Seafood