Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Starts at 1:00pm CST at Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St., Grafton, IL 62037. The boats will be parading along the Mississippi River en route to Our Lady of the River for the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Two boat parades, one leaving Yacht Club of St. Louis heading downstream and one leaving Harbor Point Yacht Club heading upstream depart at 1 p.m. and then merge to pass by the Shrine of Our Lady of the Waters in Portage Des Sioux at 2:15 p.m. After the blessing, there will be a presentation of awards and festivities at Grafton Harbor. For more information, call (618) 786-7678.