"51st Annual Blessing Of the Fleet" Poster
USA, CT, Stonington
overall: 11 x 17 in.
Poster from 2005 advertising the 51st “BLESSING OF THE FLEET” event being held on July 30-31, 2005, in Stonington, CT. Advertised as “A traditional celebration of fishermen, families and friends.” Event featured a special exhibition at the docks presented by Mystic Seaport and the Southern New England Fishermen’s and Lobstermen’s Association titled “The Stonington Fishing Fleet: Pride, Tradition, and ‘A Way of Life’”. Saturday July 30th events included “NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER BAKE 5 to 11 p.m. / Town Dock / Lobsters, seafood, chowder, corn, fast foods, soft drinks, beer, Portuguese sweetbread, fried dough, desserts. / Dancing on the Dock / 7 to 11 p.m.”; Sunday July 31st events included “FISHERMAN’S MASS / 10:30 a.m. / St. Mary’s Church, Broad Street / MORE FOOD AND FESTIVITIES / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Dockside / STREET PARADE / 1 p.m. / Through the village / 30 units / BLESSING OF THE FLEET / 3 p.m. / CONCERT / 3 to 6 p.m. / Dockside”. Poster includes photographs of four vessels identified as the SANDRA MICHELLE, SUSAN FRANCES, TRISHA K., and LADY LYNN. Overall good condition; corners slightly bent. Found in the collection. Overall: 11 x 17 in.