Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fishermen's Thanksgiving Service

The Annual Lunenburg Fishermen's Thanksgiving is set for this Sunday, September 12th at 2 o'clock at Central United Church. It serves as a time of remembrance and proclaims a note of faith to those who still go to sea. The Roll of Honour will be read by Mayor Laurence Mawhinney and include the names of all those fishermen lost in the years ending in zero, beginning in 1900.
Following the service those present will proceed to the waterfront where the service will continue with wreaths being placed aboard a fishing vessel. Once clear of land, the Clergy will take part in the Prayer of Committal and the wreaths will be deposited in memory of those lost at sea. In the last century alone, more than 660 fishermen were lost while fishing out of Lunenburg County ports.