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Address: Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA

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A moving experience

Interesting, educational, and eye-opening. A fantastic history lesson on the brave people of this community. Well worth a drive up the shoreline.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Dighton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Interesting, educational, and eye-opening. A fantastic history lesson on the brave people of this community. Well worth a drive up the shoreline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This was over the road to where we were staying. We saw many people go and visit and went over ourselves. To see the number of people's names on the wall side plaques who had lost their lives to the sea was very moving. We felt the monument was fitting and appropriate. This monument gives a focus and an opportunity... More 

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Midland City, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's amazing how many people died over the years just from Gloucester. In the late 1800's to the early 1900's with the NorEsaters so many gave their lives for the Fishing Industry. Talk to one of the Volunteers on. Site for more of the story! They said some froze to death and were buried at Sea and their catch for... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Portsmouth. There is a ton of free street parking and a nice walkway for a long distance that borders the water. There were a lot of people walking dogs the Sunday that we were there. The memorial is a very nice tribute to the men that lost their lives to the sea many... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This status is a great memorial for the thousands of fisherman that went out to sea and did not return. I gives you an awareness of the effort they took to make a living in one of the toughest environments in the world

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Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place to stop to reflect on the lives that were lost at sea. A couple hundred years, men have been testing the waters of the sea as their livelihood and some not making it back. We visited partly because of the movie, The Perfect Storm, and to see the names of the men who perished during... More 

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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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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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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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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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