Story and Photos by Jim Ritch –
Mayor Smitty Dize made a plea for upholding watermen and their culture at the annual Blessing of the Fleet Friday in Cape Charles.
“Let’s not make history. Let’s protect our heritage. I don’t want to see this in a museum,” Mayor Dize said.
Offering prayers were local clergy members the Rev. Felton Sessoms and the Rev. Virginia Greer.