The annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held on Sunday, June 17! Every year, the fishermen of Viking Village gather their vessels to be prayed over by local, interdenominational clergy (escorted by the Coast Guard!) to ensure good weather, safe passage, and a bountiful harvest for the coming year.
The ceremony begins at 5:30pm at the Barnegat Light Yacht Basin, adjacent to the Viking Village Commercial Fish Dock on 18th Street and Bayview Avenue, in Barnegat Light. For a great view, try looking out across the bay from Old Barney, as the fleet will parade by in single file to be blessed.