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60th Montauk Blessing of the Fleet

Last Sunday was a perfect sunny day to hold Montauk’s 60th Blessing of the Fleet. Hundreds of boats lined up to be blessed by clergy aboard the Montauk Star fishing boat parked at the town dock. After the last boat was blessed, Fleet Director Captain Frank Braddick of the “Hurry Up” guided all the boats at the Harbor Buoy for the laying of the memorial wreaths ceremony and honored Capt. Carl Darenberg, Capt. Bill Holzman, Capt. Harry Clemenz, James Wood, Dennis O’Connor, Ed Orr and Joseph Keckeisen and all the other seamen who have passed on.

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