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Address: Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, OR
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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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While visiting the park during a rain storm, my wife and I sought shelter in the sanctuary. How fitting it was to be reminded of those who couldn't reach sanctuary during storms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Eugene F
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the park during a rain storm, my wife and I sought shelter in the sanctuary. How fitting it was to be reminded of those who couldn't reach sanctuary during storms at sea. This would be a nice place to have memorial services and other activities that provided a chapel-like setting with permanent benches, etc.

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Thank Eugene F
Willamina, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Happened upon this Memorial as I was walking through the state park. It is a very nice building, chapel like, to remember the fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.

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Newport, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

An honor to all of the fishermen who have given their lives to feed all of us and their families. Worth a stop.

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Thank LucydeBoxer
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We were taking our morning walk and came upon the memorial. Inside there are wooden benches with plaques with names of some of the fisherman lost at sea. There is a large black stone memorial with a list of names of fisherman who lost their lives while at sea. It also marks the names of fisherman who's remains were recovered.... More 

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Thank Paul T
Estherville, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a moving experience to see this memorial to local fishermen who gave their lives to do what they loved. While television programs like "Deadliest Catch" show the excitement of the fishing industry, this memorial reminds us of how dangerous it really us and how dedicated these people are to risk their lives every day to feed their families... More 

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Thank Michael T
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I briefly stopped at the sanctuary while waiting for my family, and was both moved and touched by this memorial to those lost at sea out of Newport and surrounding ports. It is a place of peace and respite - something of a relief from all the touristy spots around. In the face of all the negativity surrounding over-fishing etc,... More 

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Thank Moleseyboy
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped by here after passing the lighthouse and it was very pleasant. It is a nice reminder of those who risk their lives doing what they love and what they must.

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Thank Erin S
Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Many people leave flowers in this sanctuary, more than the other sanctuaries in this area. It's close to the bridge, many picnic tables are around it. Wonderful view of the bay from the park.

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Thank chaplainmaryjane
Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a lovely memorial to those this community has lost as sea. It is picturesque & respectful Definitely worth the time to admire & pay one's respects to those lost at sea.

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Thank Jon S
Eugene, Oregon
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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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