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Fishermen's Memorial Monument

Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Built in 1925 and dedicated to they that go down to the sea in ships, the Fisherman's Memorial lists Gloucester fishermen who have been lost at sea... more »
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st. paul
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Both the statue memorial and the structures with the names of the fishermen were impressive. Easy to get to and is part of a walk along the beach

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Mission Viejo, CA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A very quick stop along the way in Gloucester, MA. Interesting to see. They have the names of fishermen going back to the 1700s! Views are great. Easy to park on the street nearby and walk a few hundred feet to see.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The park along the ocean near the monument looks really nice for walking, jogging, or just sitting and enjoying the view.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's a beautiful Memorial monument and overlooks the harbor...a must see if visiting Gloucester! The area around the monument is well kept, clean, and the flower gardens are immaculate!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were in the area and stopped to check out the Fisherman's Memorial with our family. We took a few minutes to talk about it with our kids, check out the view, and read through the names at the site. The statue is a popular place for photos, and you can also look right onto the ocean. Parking was easy... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Like many of us, I had watched the movie the "Perfect Storm" and thought about how that would impact me when I saw the centuries of names of those lost at sea on the memorial. It was a proud and surreal place all at the same time. I honor those who have lost their lives at sea with my photographs... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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104 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We came here and really enjoyed this monument and the park by the water. The monument has so many names on it - it's really an impressive historical place. The whole area is lovely by the water.

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Naples, Florida
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is amazing that they have the names of lost seamen going back to the 1600's. It makes you realize how dangerous this lifestyle was, and still is. My family used to make their living on the water and this helped me realize what a dangerous job it was.

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Bradford, Vermont, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is always moving to visit this monument and consider the cost. There is something so poignant about such personal, intimate monuments. You almost feel like an intruder.

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Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful setting, walking the boulevard is a favorite pastime for all Gloucester natives. Small beaches are close by, stage fort park, a few small eateries, and not too far from downtown.

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