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Address: Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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I love this quaint, New England fishing town. You can walk along the harbor and see all manner of different boats, although most are working fishing boats. Gloucester is crowned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Panama City, Florida
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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this quaint, New England fishing town. You can walk along the harbor and see all manner of different boats, although most are working fishing boats. Gloucester is crowned by its beautiful monument to lost seafarers, "Fisherman's Memorial," as well as and ode to the waiting women they left behind, the "Fisherman's Wives Memorial." Truly a piece that represents... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even being there is early Jan it was pleasant. The park area and beach around it well kept and seeing the Memorial is a site. Had no idea it was as large as it is. A quick stop is all it takes however if the weather is warmer it would be a nice area to walk around. In the Summer... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Gloucester for many years...we have family that lives here. I never get tired of seeing this monument or the park next to it. Must visit here!!

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Thank Cathy A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have seen the memorial in movies and pictures, and watched movies and documentary about the fisherman and this area. I was overwhelmed by the amount of loss to families in this small area. It is wonderful to visit places and enjoy vacations - but you have to include spots like this to truly appreciate so many things we take... More 

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Thank Karen B
Gloucester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historically significant memorial to "The men who went down to the sea in ships". A dangerous livelihood that has been a reason for a significant loss of life while trying to feed the hungry.

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The hundreds of names listed make you realise just how dangerous an occupation fishing was especially in the 1800's. Tasteful monument with informative plaque.

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Thank JanandDavid
Pleasant Valley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

If in Gloucester a drive or walk to here is a must have. I have stopped here and remembered those sailors lost each time I come to Gloucester. I still feel the sadness of the loss felt by the ones left behind of the names engraved on the plaques here.The statue itself is such a well known memorial and in... More 

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

full of history, an amazing place to take pictures and a deeply moving memorial to all the fisherman lost at sea. Moving and beautiful

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice attraction. Beautiful view of the harbor and ocean. Once in a lifetime visit. Memorial stones with placques on them with names of fishermen who have lost their lives at sea. People take pictures at this attraction quite often.

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Miami, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You see the boats going in and out, feel the cold sea air against your face. It is a place where history is evident. Great lunch spots along the shore for some chowder.

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