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Community gathers to bless the fleet


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Mark and Mary Kurth played the bagpipes during Sunday's blessing of the fleet.

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board and the Wrangell Ministerial Association came together last Sunday to jointly host the annual blessing of the fleet. The event is a tradition honoring Wrangell's fishing fleet and maritime history, according to board president Jen Miller, and to send them out safely as the fishing season draws closer. She added that this was the first year the memorial board has been involved in the fleet blessing. The ministerial association has held blessings at various harbors over the years, but this year they wanted to come together at Heritage Harbor, where the bo...

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