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Fishermen's Memorial Monument

Address: Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Gloucester, MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Was drawn to come and see the monument ever since the first watching of The Perfect Storm and finally made it. Your heart aches for all the names of all the men who died over the years, but it is such an incredible tribute to lives lived and lost. So glad we finally got to see it for ourselves.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was a very cold, rainy day when I visited the memorial, which could not have been better, as it gave ample time to read all the names of those who lost their lives at sea. This is a moving memorial that merits your time and contemplation. I visited off-season, and cannot comment on how a visit might be during... More 

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