Commodore Bob DeFeo, left, Chaplain Ed Sellers and Safety Officer Dave Everitt take their places as the shore crew. The Marco Island Yacht Club held their Blessing of the Fleet ceremony Saturday morning, with members' boats passing in review. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Saturday morning, the Marco Island Yacht Club held their annual Presentation and Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, with a baker’s dozen of the club’s vessels passing in review before their officers, and receiving the blessing of the chaplain. The MIYC bridge, those of them in attendance, broke out their dress whites and snappy nautical caps, and saluted as the boats passed, carrying on a centuries-old tradition.
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