Blessing of the Fleet
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Brian FitzSimmons steers his boat, Dolce Vita, as passenger Helen Cooney watches Tobias (center) and Gilliam bless the boat.
Edenton Yacht Club's annual Blessing of the Fleet was held Saturday, April 13, in Edenton Bay. The Revs. Malone Gilliam, with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and Jonathan Tobias, a semi-retired Eastern Orthodox priest, presided over the ceremony in which they blessed and sprayed holy water on each passing boat.