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Address: Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, OR
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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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A Pleasant Remembrance Area

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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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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