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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...

Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who lost their lives at sea.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Newport, Oregon
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Newport, Oregon
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank LucydeBoxer
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

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 

Thank Paul T
Estherville, Iowa, United States
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22 reviews
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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 

Thank Michael T
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Thank Moleseyboy
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Erin S
Newport, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank chaplainmaryjane
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jon S
Eugene, Oregon
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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....

Thank Proudmama35
San Antonio, Texas
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79 reviews
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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.

Thank JKDodge
London, Canada
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237 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 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.

Thank KaChHa

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