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Petersburg celebrates new fishing season

A crowd gathered at Fisherman’s Memorial Park in Petersburg Sunday afternoon to welcome the 2012 fishing season and remember lost loved-ones. The annual Blessing of the Fleet is a spring tradition in fishing towns across Alaska. Matt Lichtenstein produced this audio postcard:

Blessing of the Fleet participants sing


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Audience at Fisherman's Memorial


Local ministers perform the Blessing of the Fleet


Fisherman Bobby Dolan tossed bouquet to honor local residents who passed away this last year


Flowers in Hammer Slough to remember lost loved-ones

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