Blessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet takes place Sunday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. on the Lakeside Dock.
During this event, well-wishers gather to watch a procession of watercrafts pass by to receive an official blessing offered by Lakeside Chautauqua’s Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost for their safety on the water.
The event includes a brief time of praise followed by prayers for boaters and boats alike, including large sailboats, Sunfish sailboats, powerboats, kayaks and canoes.
After the blessing, boats are invited to head out into the open waters.