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Maritime Memorial

200 West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Denver, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice little place to visit along the river walk some of the plaques are very sobering and some are quite funny but a great place to spend some time

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McMinnville, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Memorial is near Holiday Inn Express and under the Astoria Bridge. It is a peaceful place to sit and reflect on all our sailors and the trials they endured while you look out onto the water.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped to let the children walk by the waterside, and realized what it was after we stopped. Very nicely done memorial wall, and a peaceful place to sit and watch the water traffic and the bridge.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very beautiful and peaceful. The River is right there, it's a nice memorial and then you can walk along the riverwalk and enjoy the day. I highly recommend this memorial when visiting Astoria.

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47 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very nice memorial located under megler bridge. If you plan on riding the trolley its first stop is located very near to the memorial, with parking so it is a good place to start your day without the hassle of parking in downtown, which is more difficult when the market is going on on the weekends!

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Oakley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Well done memorial to the mariners of the Northern Pacific. It is nice to see something that was thought out and done correctly.

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A wonderful memorial in remembrance of so many. My father, Walter E. McManis, 6/13/1919-8/9/2005, was a WWII vet with the Coast Guard. He was stationed for a short time during WWII at Tongue Point. Mom and Dad lived in a wee cottage and also a cold water flat - both the cottage and house are still there! Thank you, Astoria,... More

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Hinesville, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I found the name of a friends father. I kept on reading many other names and how they were connected to the river and the Pacific. Very humbling and moving. I stayed for over an hour, but was somewhat disappointed to see the flag over the memorial in shreds.

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Astoria oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Here is a wall with many well known family names of those who are and have been connected with the grand and great river, and the mighty pacific ocean. From those who loved it, to those who toiled in the various canneries, fisheries, ferries, ships, stevedoring, and last but not least those who gave their lives. Bar pilots, fishermen, and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Unbelievable wealth of history. I went in thinking I'd be there a half hour, nearly two hours later I was blown away with what man has had to deal with crossing the bar between these two water ways. The lives and boats the sea and river has taken. I have a new respect looking out into this water way.

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