Annual Special Event
Blessing of the Fleet
Portage des Sioux, Missouri
Grafton, Illinois

PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2019

EVENT DETAILS:

Locations:
    
Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine, Portage des Sioux, MO
    
Grafton Harbor, Grafton, IL

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Description: Participating boats will launch at 1 pm from the Yacht Club of St. Louis proceeding downstream or at Harbor Point  proceeding upstream in the main channel of the Mississippi River.

Blessing of the Fleet / Parade of Boats route change. Due to a new wing dike in the cut from the Mississippi into the Illinois and subsequent silting in we feel it is too risky to bring a long parade thru there. Thus, we will go back to the old route for the Upper Pool Parade starting at Yacht Club of St. Louis at 1 PM, proceeding downstream in the Dardenne Slough and then continuing on downstream in Mississippi River to get Blessed at the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine at 2:15 PM. As always, all boaters are welcome to join the Parade anywhere along the route. Grafton Harbor boaters can meet us at the Confluence Buoy as the Parade passes. We are very sorry to have to make this change and will see if we can do something else next year. Darryll Weil, President, Blessing of the Fleet.

Free

For more information visit www.blessingofthefleetstl.com

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