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Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet is a time-honored tradition for fishing communities that was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. We invite all boaters to be a part of this year’s Festival by having your watercraft blessed during the Bristol Harbor Festival and Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, August 17th at 1:00 pm. 


All watercraft wishing to participate in the Blessing of the Fleet should be lined up behind the Harbor Patrol boat between the State Street Dock and Stone Harbor by 12:30 PM. We will be monitoring VHF channel 17 during the Blessing of the Fleet.


We also encourage you to stay for all the festivities throughout the day, including our Traditional Littleneck Boil put on by local fishermen. Tickets for the Littleneck Boil (or optional Steak Dinner) are $30.00 and can be purchased online (link below) or at the Harbormaster's Office, located at the Maritime Center.


We feel privileged to have your watercraft call Bristol Harbor home and appreciate your support of the Bristol Harbor Festival. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Bristol Harbormaster’s Office at 401-253-1700. If you would like to reserve a slip or morning, please click on the link below:

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