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Fleet blessing opens new season

Held during Memorial Day weekend, the blessing of the fleet at an island community in Chesapeake Bay combined spiritual and patriotic elements.

"Protect us, Lord, from storms," invoked Rev. D. Kevin Eley of Union Baptist Church. "We realize we are vulnerable ... We ask for safety on the water, that no one may be harmed, that no one may be lost at sea."

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