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Ocean City Power Squadron Holds Annual Blessing of the Fleet

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OCEAN PINES, Md.- The Ocean City Power Squadron held its annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Ocean Pines Marina on Sunday.

Past Commander Wally Stevenson, a member of the OCPS, provided the blessing. The event was attended by about 50 members and guests, and has been passed down through generations of fishermen, sailors, merchant mariners, and navies around the world. The traditional blessing, given by a clergyman at the water’s edge, is intended to safeguard crews and ships from the dangers of the seas according to the OCPS.

The OCPS is a part of the United States Power Squadrons – the oldest and largest recreational boater education organization in the country. It provides boating seminars and courses to members and the public throughout the year and conduct free vessel safety checks to assure that boaters have all the necessary safety equipment on their vessels required by the US Coast Guard and the state of Maryland.

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