- Blessing of the Fleet
Clarence Mallett, a parishioner at St. Margaret's Church, had a vision of reviving an Old World tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities, when fishermen received a blessing from the local priest...
- Traditional Bayou La Batre Seafood - shrimp, oysters and fish along with a full Vietnamese menu prepared by "the locals".
Come Hungry! There's plenty to go around.
The Blessing of the Fleet by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile will take place immediately following the 2pm Land Parade.
- Blessing of the Feet
This 4-mile run and 1-mile fun run will kick-off the festival on Saturday morning.
Get ready to RUUUN!!!
- St. Margaret's Ladies Sodality Blessing of the Fleet Quilt raffle tickets can be purchased all weekend and a drawing is held at the on Sunday at 4pm.
2013 Fleet Blessing Queen Court
Amelia Nolan, Courtney Moore, Elizabeth Landry (Queen), Sarah Johnson and McKenzie Perry (read more)
- WORKING WATERFRONT EXHIBIT will feature the economic and cultural value and contributions of working waterfronts on the coast of Alabama. You can learn, have fun and find out more about our water-dependent industries and how they affect you. (read more)
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"