Blessing of the Fleet honors fishermen lost at sea

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Auxiliary Coast Guard members Gary Farrow, l., Jeff Shaw, r., and Captain Richard Sturgill (not pictured) took the wreath on the Plover ferry heading out of Blaine Harbor and placed it Semiahmoo Bay.
Auxiliary Coast Guard members Gary Farrow, l., Jeff Shaw, r., and Captain Richard Sturgill (not pictured) took the wreath on the Plover ferry heading …
Gary Dunster reads the names of those who were lost at sea and those who have died since the last memorial. Jason Burk rings the ship's bell
Gary Dunster reads the names of those who were lost at sea and those who have died since the last memorial. Jason Burk rings the ship's bell
From l; Mike Dahl, Jeremy Birklid and Bob Gray playing music for event attendees.
From l; Mike Dahl, Jeremy Birklid and Bob Gray playing music for event attendees.
Port of Bellingham commissioner Bobby Briscoe gives a speech at the Blessing of the Fleet.
Port of Bellingham commissioner Bobby Briscoe gives a speech at the Blessing of the Fleet.
Gary Farrow, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 19 member, aboard the Plover ferry during the blessing. Farrow said he took great pride in laying this year's wreath.
Gary Farrow, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 19 member, aboard the Plover ferry during the blessing. Farrow said he took great pride in laying …

Gary Dunster addresses the crowd at Blaine’s Blessing of the Fleet on May 2.
Gary Dunster addresses the crowd at Blaine’s Blessing of the Fleet on May 2.

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