Day 04 - Monday, May 31, 2010 - The premier event of the day was the traditional blessing of the fleet. The service was sung by the Russian Orthodox priests who sprinkled each passing vessel with Holy Water.
It was raining hard when we got to Pier 1 and by the time the services were over, most people said they thought they saw snow flakes in the air. The priests and choir sang fervently until the last boat passed by.
The Harbor Master threw the Memorial Day wreath to the final vessel in the fleet. Many people thanked us for coming to the ceremony, including two of the representatives from the Coast Guard, the Harbor Master, and one of the Orthodox Priests.