Father Paul MacNeil of St. Peter's Catholic Church on Lady's Island, right, waves Sunday after blessing the Gracie Belle shrimp boat. The 59th Beaufort Water Festival wrapped up with the Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Father Paul MacNeil of St. Peter's Catholic Church on Lady's Island, right, waves Sunday after blessing the Gracie Belle shrimp boat. The 59th Beaufort Water Festival wrapped up with the Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Theophil Syslo
Father Paul MacNeil of St. Peter's Catholic Church on Lady's Island, right, waves Sunday after blessing the Gracie Belle shrimp boat. The 59th Beaufort Water Festival wrapped up with the Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Theophil Syslo

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