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Fishermen's Memorial Monument

Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #4 of 26 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful memorial to all fishermen past & present!! Beautiful view, can sit & relax, or pay tribute to all fisherman!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For those who are coming to Gloucester as tourists, it's important to visit this statue to appreciate what this represents for the area. This is located on the boulevard which is also a great place to view the ships as they come and go into port.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Over 5300 names to memorialize fallen seamen. Very fitting tribute. Will find names of those who lost their lives in the perfect storm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Having seen 'The Perfect Storm' many times this really brings it home that 'The price of fish is mens' lives !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am from Massachusetts but my husband just moved her a year ago from Ireland. He had never been to the North Shore or heard of this place. I said the one place I want to stop before we head back home was the Fisherman's Memorial in Gloucester MA. I have been here before but it has never hit me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is simply good art and worth the visit. It is also an effective, sincere homage to real people and a real industry and it is in the right place; a water front in Gloucester. On a wide open sidewalk, it is a nice place to walk, between downtown Gloucester and a nice park. we rode bikes and loved our... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You can't visit Gloucester without a stop and photo of this famous statue of the calssic New England fisherman

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Andalusia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopped here for a great view of the ocean and to see the memorial. wasn't aware this is where fishsticks were made...:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You cannot go to Gloucester without a trip to the harbor where the Fishermen's Memorial stands. Over the years I have taken many pictures and he is still standing proudly as he clutches his ship's wheel. Of course, he is just a statue but he sits along the waterfront that has other statues as well as a park. They have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So where were George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg? The movie the perfect storm reminds us of the dangers of fishing, and I love this memorial (even if it reminds me of Gorton fish sticks) as a symbol for those lost at sea. I also love the statue a little further down the beach – the woman and her children waiting... More

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