Date: Jun 26, 2003
Press Release Number: 87-2003
The annual Blessing of the Port of New York and New Jersey will be held Friday, June 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Howland Hook and New Jersey Marine Terminals.
Various clergy, including those from Stella Maris, the Seamen’s Church Institute and the German Lutheran Mission (all based at Port Newark) will bless the facilities and their employees. Ships and watercraft that call on the terminals or assist with port operations also will receive a blessing.
Media interested in covering the event should report to the Stella Maris Chapel, located at 114 Corbin Street, Port Newark, at 9:30 a.m. A tug will leave Berth 2 in Port Newark at 10 a.m. for the blessing of the New York and New Jersey facilities.