From the beginning of boating, mariners have brought their boats before a pastor, priest or minister in a ceremony of blessing, so they would have a good season of favorable seas, profitable voyage and a safe return to port.
The Marco Island Strummers played the National Anthem, the canon roared and a Nautical Music welcome to each vessel was sounded as well as special requests for each presentation. After all vessels were blessed, the MIYC Chef Bob Alywin announced it was time to eat. A buffet of bounty nourished all, fellowship with members, family and guests was exemplary. Thanks to all who participated and observed.