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Eighty-Eighth annual Blessing of the Fleet

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It’s a popular tradition celebrated along the Gulf Coast, the 88th Blessing of the Fleet brings together Mississippi residents and fishermen celebrate the fishing heritage. Families and fishermen along the Gulf Coast gathered in honor of celebrating one of Biloxi’s most treasured traditions. The Blessing of the Fleet is known as a symbol of good luck for the fishing industry. Father Gregory Barras said, “The whole purpose is to give thanks to God for the bounty that comes out of the Gulf of Mexico.” For their 88th year, over 50 boats sailed through the Biloxi Channel, following the tradition of dropping the Memorial Wreath out of respect for those who lost their lives at sea. “The wreath in that one moment, prior to the boats coming through, is significant to remember the men and women who died and we take a moment to be grateful for their sacrifice and for their love and their care,” said Father Barras. It began in the 1900s where dozens of shrimp factories lined the Gulf Coast. Families say that even though the shrimping industry isn’t as popular as it was back then, it’s important to keep the tradition alive. Michael Kovacevich’s family owned a shrimping business. He said, “Biloxi was the shrimp capitol of the world at one time and a lot of that was happening right where we’re standing on Point Cadet. All these were factories and all these were hard working people that worked very hard for little money and you know, life was simple back then so we got to honor them.” 2017 Shrimp Queen Devahn Delaneuville said, “My great-great grandfather, they were in the shrimping industry in the 1900s. They actually came here from Croatia just looking for jobs and everything, but along the way, they actually ended up taking over the seafood industry and kind of running it so, again, we do have a big family name and we are known for who we are and what we did and everything.” For 12 straight years, Father Barras blesses and prays for each boat to endure a safe and triumphant fishing season. “Their boats be safe. The weather isn’t going to be too bad and that the shrimp, it’s a good harvest because that always fluctuates with the weather and condition of the water. That’s why we bless the boats. We ask for safety and a good catch.

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It’s a popular tradition celebrated along the Gulf Coast, the 88th Blessing of the Fleet brings together Mississippi residents and fishermen celebrate the fishing heritage. Families and fishermen along the Gulf Coast gathered in honor of celebrating one of Biloxi’s most treasured traditions. The Blessing of the Fleet is known as a symbol of good luck for the fishing industry. Father Gregory Barras said, “The whole purpose is to give thanks to God for the bounty that comes out of the Gulf of Mexico.” For their 88th year, over 50 boats sailed through the Biloxi Channel, following the tradition of dropping the Memorial Wreath out of respect for those who lost their lives at sea. “The wreath in that one moment, prior to the boats coming through, is significant to remember the men and women who died and we take a moment to be grateful for their sacrifice and for their love and their care,” said Father Barras. It began in the 1900s where dozens of shrimp factories lined the Gulf Coast. Families say that even though the shrimping industry isn’t as popular as it was back then, it’s important to keep the tradition alive. Michael Kovacevich’s family owned a shrimping business. He said, “Biloxi was the shrimp capitol of the world at one time and a lot of that was happening right where we’re standing on Point Cadet. All these were factories and all these were hard working people that worked very hard for little money and you know, life was simple back then so we got to honor them.” 2017 Shrimp Queen Devahn Delaneuville said, “My great-great grandfather, they were in the shrimping industry in the 1900s. They actually came here from Croatia just looking for jobs and everything, but along the way, they actually ended up taking over the seafood industry and kind of running it so, again, we do have a big family name and we are known for who we are and what we did and everything.” For 12 straight years, Father Barras blesses and prays for each boat to endure a safe and triumphant fishing season. “Their boats be safe. The weather isn’t going to be too bad and that the shrimp, it’s a good harvest because that always fluctuates with the weather and condition of the water. That’s why we bless the boats. We ask for safety and a good catch.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6946491?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:04:55 +0000 Eighty-Eighth annual Blessing of the Fleet It’s a popular tradition celebrated along the Gulf Coast, the 88th Blessing of the Fleet brings together Mississippi residents and fishermen celebrate the fishing heritage. Families and fishermen along the Gulf Coast gathered in honor of celebrating one of Biloxi’s most treasured traditions. The Blessing of the Fleet is known as a symbol of good luck for the fishing industry. Father Gregory Barras said, “The whole purpose is to give thanks to God for the bounty that comes out of the Gulf of Mexico.” For their 88th year, over 50 boats sailed through the Biloxi Channel, following the tradition of dropping the Memorial Wreath out of respect for those who lost their lives at sea. “The wreath in that one moment, prior to the boats coming through, is significant to remember the men and women who died and we take a moment to be grateful for their sacrifice and for their love and their care,” said Father Barras. It began in the 1900s where dozens of shrimp factories lined the Gulf Coast. Families say that even though the shrimping industry isn’t as popular as it was back then, it’s important to keep the tradition alive. Michael Kovacevich’s family owned a shrimping business. He said, “Biloxi was the shrimp capitol of the world at one time and a lot of that was happening right where we’re standing on Point Cadet. All these were factories and all these were hard working people that worked very hard for little money and you know, life was simple back then so we got to honor them.” 2017 Shrimp Queen Devahn Delaneuville said, “My great-great grandfather, they were in the shrimping industry in the 1900s. They actually came here from Croatia just looking for jobs and everything, but along the way, they actually ended up taking over the seafood industry and kind of running it so, again, we do have a big family name and we are known for who we are and what we did and everything.” For 12 straight years, Father Barras blesses and prays for each boat to endure a safe and triumphant fishing season. “Their boats be safe. The weather isn’t going to be too bad and that the shrimp, it’s a good harvest because that always fluctuates with the weather and condition of the water. That’s why we bless the boats. We ask for safety and a good catch. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/6946491?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WXXV it's a popular tradition- celebrated along the gulf coast- the - 88th annual blessing of the - fleet brings together - mississippi residents and - fishermen to celebrate the- fishing heritage. - news 25's taylor rubach got a - closer look and has more on thi- local legacy. - - "families and fisherman along the gulf coast gathered in hono- of celebrating one of biloxi's- most- treasured traditions. - nats: horn- the blessing of the fleet is- known as a symbol of good luck- for the fishing - industry. - sot: the whole purpose is, to - give thanks to god for the- bounty that - comes out of the gulf of mexico- for their 88th year, over 50- boats sailed through the biloxi- channel,- following the tradition of- dropping the memorial wreath- out of respect for those who- lost their lives at sea.- sot: the wreath in that one - moment, prior to the boats- coming through is - significant to remember the men- and women who died and we take - moment to be grateful for their- sacrifice and for their love an- their - care. - stand up:it began in the 1900s- where dozens of shrimp factorie- lined the - gulf coast. families say that - even though the shrimping - industry- isn't as popular as it was back- then, it's important to keep th- tradition - alive.- sot: biloxi was the shrimp- capitol of the world at one tim- and a lot of- that was happening right where- were standing on point cadet. - all these - were factories and all these- were hard working people that - worked- very hard for little money and.- you know life was simple back - then, - so, we got to honor them. - sot: my great-great grandfather- they were in the shrimping- industry- in the 1900s. they actually cam- here from croatia just looking- for jobs- and everything but along the- way, they actually ended up - taking over the - seafood industry and kind of- running it so, again, we do hav- a big family- name and we are known for who w- are and what we did and - everything. - for 12 straight years, father - barras bah-rah- blesses and prays for each boat- to endure a safe and triumphant- fishing - season. - sot: their boats be safe, the - weather isn't going to be too - bad and that- the shrimp, it's a good harvest- cause that always fluctuates- with- - - - the weather and condition of th- water. so, that's why we bless- the - boats, we ask for safety and a- good catch. - in biloxi, taylor rubach news - 25."




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