Journey Proud

Blessing of the Fleet

Season 4 Episode 7 | 26m 18s

In Alabama’s fishing village of Bayou La Batre, the seafood industry is king and the success of the harvest as well as the safety of the fishing fleet is of utmost concern. For the last 68 years, the traditional blessing of the fleet has grown to be a huge event combining the solemnity of the Archbishop of Mobile’s blessing with the joyous celebration of the bounty of the sea.

Aired: 08/11/17

Rating: NR

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Journey Proud is made possible through the generosity of the Daniel Foundation of Alabama; National Endowment for the Arts, ARTWORKS; Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust; Alabama Power; Community Foundation of South Alabama; and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.