Cape Charles Holds Annual Blessing of the Fleet in Town Harbor

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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.