Trinidad Blessing of the Fleet
THIS EVENT IS FREE! The Trinidad Fishing Community invites you to join us for the 24th annual Blessing of the Fleet on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Harbor Overlook on the corner of Trinity and Edwards Streets in Trinidad. Everyone is welcome. It is a family friendly event. This is an opportunity for our community to come together and bless the fishermen, fishing families and Coast Guard of our community for their efforts and to provide for their safety on the ocean. Axel Lindgren III and his family will give a traditional Native blessing facing to the four directions followed by a blessing from Officiant Dana Hope, M.A. The Trinidad Rancheria will warm us up with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Music is by DJ Kevin Held. Each year the Trinidad School 4th grade students draw pictures of the fishing boats and write poems to honor our fishermen. One drawing will be used for next year’s poster. Be sure to check out their colorful art on display that morning at the Blessing. This year's poster was drawn by Cameron Gritsch. Our event is made possible THANKS to our sponsors: The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, Trinidad Bay Fishermen’s Marketing Association, and the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria. For 24 years a group of hard-working commercial fishermen’s wives and loved ones put on this event at the start of crab season to send some love and blessings out to all of our local fishermen. Our extended community is encouraged to come join us in sending as many blessings as possible to the dedicated men and women who work on the water. In case of rain or high winds we will be moving indoors to the Trinidad Town Hall. Come enjoy and share this local gathering! For more information, call Susan Rotwein at (707) 798-0630.