Friday, May 18, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Celebrate National Maritime Day at Navy Pier, honoring all Seafarers who “Went Down to the Sea in Ships,” particularly Merchant Mariners who died in battle.
A wreath in honor of the seafarers will be blessed and laid upon the waters adjacent to Navy Pier from aboard the Shoreline Sightseeing vessel, M/V CAP STREETER. Following the wreath laying, all attending vessels will pass by the M/V CAP STREETER to participate in the Blessing of the Fleet.
View this free and colorful ceremony at 11 a.m. at Navy Pier’s Wave Wall on the South Dock. The honorary wreath laying and playing of “Taps” can be seen from Navy Pier on the dock or on the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard will also kick-off Safe Boating Week from the southwest wall of Navy Pier.
For more information about Chicago Maritime Day or the International Shipmasters Association, Chicago Lodge #3, visit chicagoshipmasters.com