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Posted on: February 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Second Annual Fort Pierce Blessing of the Fleet Scheduled for March 9th

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Join us as we kick off a safe boating season at the second annual Fort Pierce Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the lntracoastal Waterway.

The Blessing of the Fleet is a time-honored tradition where vessels are blessed to mark the beginning of a safe boating season. From powerboats to sailboats, canoes to kayaks and riverside spectators, this tradition is for you! Help us celebrate Fort Pierce's historic waterfront during this unique event. The procession will begin at the Turning Basin and parade east toward the Fort Pierce Inlet, each boat will be blessed as they pass the Coast Guard vessel.

Everyone is invited to a free Community BBQ following the parade with marine safety booths, demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard and live music starting at 12:00 PM at South Causeway Park (414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce). The small craft blessing (kayaks, jet skis, etc.) will take place from the shore of South Causeway Park at 1:00 PM.

This event is made possible thanks to a partnership between the City of Fort Pierce, St. Andrew's Episcopal Academy, Freedom Boat Club and the United States Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce.

Online registration is required for fleet blessing participation. Please visit: for more information.

For additional information, contact the City of Fort Pierce at 772.467.3031.

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