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Address: Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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The Memorial epitomizes the town and its devotion to the fishing industry and the sea that gives and takes away.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Memorial epitomizes the town and its devotion to the fishing industry and the sea that gives and takes away.

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Fishermen'Memorial Monument or as it is commonly known "The Man at the Wheel" is an iconic landmark in Gloucester.The Man at the Wheel is facing outward on the water as a reminder of the men who have left that harbour and never returned.The homes around the monument have widows walks on the roofs as more reminders of the women... More 

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Enfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Who could not be impressed with the solemnity of that monument with over 5300 names inscribed on the brass plates of those who have died at sea!

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The memorial to the lost seamen is located right on the water, so you can enjoy a walk along the waterfront when you visit. The plaque has the names of the seamen lost by year and continues to grow as more fishermen pay the ultimate price for making their lives on the sea. During good weather there is considerable boat... More 

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Agawam
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't expect too much. It is just a memorial to the thousands that were lost at sea. I'm not sure how people could rate it low. While there, some people were adding petunias around its base to beautify it. The plaques around it list ALL those lost at see. It stopped at 2011. I asked if it hadn't been updated... More 

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Living here in Gloucester, tragedy strikes fishing families regularly when a boat sinks out on Georges Banks or another fishing area. For those of you who don't know where that is, it is way far away in the ocean. For generations, Gloucester men have "gone down to the sea in ships." The Fisherman's Memorial is located at the crescent beach... More 

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McCaysville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enjoyed just looking around in the park and the outdoors. The park gives access to the water and opportunity to walk in a safe environment.

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genoa, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a really special monument to those who lost their lives at sea. It's clean, beautifully maintained and heartwarming to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Made the trip from Boston on 5/1 just to walk this part of the waterfront. The memorial is a touching tribute to those lost at sea, and reading the names on the plaques in front of the statue make it so much more real. The scenery is spectacular, so make the trip, walk the shoreline and stop and the memorials.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a wonderful and moving memorial to the men who go down to the sea in ships. The Man at the Wheel, along with the plaques listing those lost at sea are a tribute to those who make their living and lost their lives on the ocean. Each year a memorial service is held and flowers thrown into the... More 

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