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BLESSING OF THE FLEET

IT IS CUSTOMARY IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE MEN MAKE THEIR
LIVING THROUGH SHIPS TO HAVE A BLESSING OF THE FLEET, FOR THE PAST
EIGHT YEARS, THIS CEREMONY HAS BEEN HELD IN DETROIT. IT IS HELD AT
THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM, BELLE ISLE EVERY SPRING IN MARCH.
THE CEREMONY CONSISTS MAINLY OF AN INVOCATION TO GOD TO ASK FOR THE
SAFETY OF THE VESSELS AND THE MEN THAT SAIL THEM FOR THE COMING YEAR.

Data entry tech comment: PROGRAM IS ATTACHED TO ORIGINAL 5 BY 7 CARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting

Date learned: NOT ENTERED

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