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Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary

Address: Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, OR
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Newport
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who lost their lives at sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Currently Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

The Memorial is sobering as people don't realize how dangerous fishing in the Pacific can be. See also the memorial in Depoe Bay. But this is also a great picnic park and viewing area with perhaps the best view of the bridge and a really great interpretive area. Truly one of my favorite spots in Newport if not the entire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Had no idea this was there when I went before, but we saw it this last trip. Very nice to have a place where you can cast your thoughts outside yourself. It is a beautiful place. A beautiful bay. Perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have been to Newport almost 20 times and always visit alllll the lighthouses. Then one day while visiting the Yaquina Bay lighthouse I noticed it! There is a place to sit and just think about the ones who lost their lives and the ones who lost loved ones. Neat and sad!

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