Business: Codfishermen

Few commercial undertakings receive free goodwill, but the fishing fleet of Brittany every year starts its 1,200 mile voyage to Newfoundland under the most auspicious conditions. Last week, lectures, concerts, and a Grand Ball were preliminary celebrations in the town of St. Malo, whence the codfish fleet sails. Just before the actual departure, Cardinal Charost, Archbishop of Rennes, performed his annual function of sprinkling Holy Water on the boats, blessing the crews. Each of the fleet of about 75 boats has a crew of from 30 to 50, remains away about a year....

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