blessing of the fleet

2018 Blessing of the Fleet
Isabelle Ross / KDLG

Dillingham gathered Sunday to salute Bristol Bay fishermen who earn their living from the sea. KDLG’s Austin Fast was in attendance and has more on how this ceremony honors both the living and the dead.


Before the salmon season begins in earnest, Dillingham will pray for safety and remember those lost at sea.

Luke Brummer

In the coming days more and more vessels will hit the water in the Bristol Bay region as fishermen get ready for the upcoming sockeye salmon fishery. The traditional “Blessing of the Fleet” was held Saturday in Dillingham. KDLG’s Luke Brummer was there and filed this report.