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Fishermen's Memorial Monument

Stacy Boulevard, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #3 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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
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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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Henderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This famous monument honors fishermen and those who died at sea. Great view of the ocean from thsi location as well.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

You will draw your own conclusions and the numbers of men lost at sea increase over time and then suddenly decrease. Look for last names that reappear over time and then completely disappear. Did they all die at sea? Or migrate to Maine?

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