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Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet

Shrimp boat crew members cheer after receiving a blessing from Father Mike Waters during the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the shrimp basin in Brownsville, Texas on Monday, July 10, 2017. The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual ceremony where ships and their captains receive a blessing before departing to the Gulf of Mexico at the beginning of the shrimping season. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald)