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Address: Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, OR
Description: Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who...
Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who lost their lives at sea.
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Somber but great times

it was a little somber seeing that people lost their lives BUT the memorial is beautiful!! After visiting the memorial we walked down to the beach for a little walk, we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Proudmama35
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

it was a little somber seeing that people lost their lives BUT the memorial is beautiful!! After visiting the memorial we walked down to the beach for a little walk, we had a nice time....

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Eugene, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

At first glance it didn't seem like much. Upon viewing the memorial, it was quite humbling. My 4 year old became quite inquisitive and it was apparent in his eyes he fully understood.

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London, Canada
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229 reviews 229 reviews
165 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The sanctuary is a nice way to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in the Pacific. Very moving, to see all the photos, letters, and mementos of loved ones of lives lost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I appreciate all people who make this place possible.Thank you for place to remember, reflect and honor our sons, husbands, fathers, and dads. I never knew this place exists,now I have a little bit more peace of mine knowing my son's memory is honored place for us to go..now I know every year we can gather here and the family... More 

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Santa Fe
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We happened upon the sanctuary after visiting the lighthouse. It is a memorial to people who have died at sea. It was a solemn reminder that the beauty of the ocean comes with danger and sadness for many families.

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Vancouver, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were just exploring the Newport area and happened upon the beach access that had the memorial. Apparently it is open all the time because the gazebo is completely open on the east side. A semi-circle of benches faces a high counter with photographs. Probably because of the ever present dampness and the way the photographs are in ordinary frames,... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The aura of sacred spirit embraces you when you enter this beautiful sanctuary dedicated with great love to the memory of the intrepid fishermen who have been lost at sea. You will be touched by the very personal messages and tributes and struck by the fact that new names are added almost every year.

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Titusville
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1,228 reviews 1,228 reviews
839 attraction reviews
984 helpful votes 984 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My wife and I read every epistle in the sanctuary and truly felt the pain of those left behind when a loved one was lost at sea. The risk/reward of the seaman or woman is not something most of us have experienced. those making a living from the sea sometimes have no options as far as risk is concerned. The... More 

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Boise, ID
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stopped here for a picnic lunch and were pleasantly surprised to see the memorial. It was a good opportunity to teach our children about the dangers of the ocean and how re remember our loved ones. Picnic area was great too. nice area to stop with a group if you've packed a lunch. some small trails and plenty of... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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138 reviews 138 reviews
73 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

as you walk by and see all those plates your hear feels the pain of relatives that lost their beloved in the see. our prayers with them. great place for walking and thinking about your life.

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