June 16, 2021
By Maria Scandale
(File Photo by Jack Reynolds)
The annual Blessing of the Fleet in Barnegat Light will take place Sunday, June 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Barnegat Light Yacht Basin, 1701 Bayview Ave.
The observance is an interdenominational service at dockside, with music and inspirational text, and local dignitaries as part of the agenda.
All are invited. Traditionally, the crowd has the chance to board a head boat after the service, as space permits, and ride out the inlet and back, viewing other boats, both commercial and recreational, that are in the procession to be blessed by local clergy standing aboard a Coast Guard vessel in the inlet. —M.S.