Cape Charles Holds Annual Blessing of the Fleet in Town Harbor

Honorees and members of the audience listen to the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

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.