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Fishermen's Memorial Monument

Address: Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Scottsdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The long walkway/park out along the ocean is lovely and scenic. The Fishermen's Memorial being the diamond in the setting. It's quite famous and large size make it a standout. When you're walking or driving around it's a wonderful place to pull off and stretch your legs. On a drizzly night I had fun taking photos of it in a... More 

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stopped by late one afternoon. It was very moving. The statue of the wife and children was also moving. It's hard to understand what they must have gone through waiting and wondering. And the dedication of the fisherman and the harsh conditions they endured. Lovely park, not only the statues but the names and memorials in stone as well.... More 

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Gloucester, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The iconic man at the wheel statue is beautiful. He overlooks the gorgeous harbor as well as monuments listing all of the Gloucester residents who have lost their lives at sea. Walk down just a bit and you can see the Gloucester Fisherman's Wives memorial as well.

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You can't miss this - it's a must in Gloucester. Just to look and reflect upon it's meaning. Read the inscriptions and names of men lost at sea. Gaze out at Cape Ann - and wonder about all those souls - and the families who waited patiently for their return - never knowing if they will return. It is very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very interesting and information I didn't know about hundreds of years of seaman/fisherman history. Over 5,000 never returned to this port.

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Scarborough, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are in Gloucester, this is a place to stop and pay respect to those who have lost their lives at sea.

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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371 reviews 371 reviews
45 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

...of the lives and tragic deaths of the seaman who gave their lives to the sea trying to forage for their families and the communities they so dearly loved. The broken lives of those left behind and the courage they had to show as they faced death on the sea... really emotional to try to put this into words. A... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This monument is the very heart of Gloucester, Mass. It is recognized around the world. If you are in the area, go see it. Regards to All, OldeBear

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Any trip to "Glosta" is incomplete without a visit to the memorial for our lost fishermen. The man at the wheel and all the names of all the fisherman that lost there lives at see. This truly is our heritage and worth take time to view and look through the names. If you have a little more time to walk... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You cannot help feeling moved by this memorial to the men who gave their lives to the sea. In its 350 year history, Gloucester has lost over 10.000 seamen and this nice memorial honors them. It also happens to be in a lovely seafront park. This whole area of coastline inspired artists such as Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, and... More 

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