Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary

Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary

Fishermen's Memorial Sanctuary
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Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who lost their lives at sea.
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Clkinc
Newport, OR486 contributions
Jan 2022
Such a beautiful place for a memorial for those who have been lost at sea! The benches are beautiful! The personal pictures of people who have lost their lives doing what they love the most! The big memorial has most names engraved on it. It is in the middle of beautiful walking paths here at the Yaquina Bay. It also offers a beautiful view of the ocean! It gives on the reminder to never turn your back on the ocean at any time!
Written January 24, 2022
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DesertRose15
Phoenix, AZ135 contributions
I've gone to the nearby Yaquina Bay lighthouse on tours before, but one day I just happened to notice the small sanctuary nearby so I decided to go have a look. There are places to sit down, and an altar in the front. On top of the altar, people leave pictures of their loved ones who were lost at sea, and also flowers and other mementos. For many people, this is the only place they have to grieve their loved one if the body wasn't recovered, so I think it is a very good thing that this sanctuary was built in their memory. Seeing this memorial and watching shows like the Deadliest Catch has given me a whole new appreciation for those men and women who risk their lives to put the food on our tables, that's for sure.
Written August 10, 2009
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Fishermen's Memorial sanctuary is inside a structure.

There are a lot of wooden benches.

At the top, there are pictures of these fishermen who drowned.

In memory of those we loved.

Worthwhile to see
Written March 15, 2019
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Shirley G
Springfield, OR1,871 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This memorial is in a covered pavilion and a quiet place to meditate. Read about those that have given their lives in the ocean.

Bathrooms are located and open to the public. There are tables and benches located in the pavilion and a place to enjoy reading or your lunch.

It is located in a great place for taking pictures of the bay.
Written December 29, 2018
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Eugene F
Portland, OR361 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
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.
Written January 19, 2016
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Ginny W
Willamina, OR35 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
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.
Written December 30, 2015
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Michael T
Estherville, Iowa, United States31 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
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 and the rest of us.
Written October 1, 2015
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Alice T
1 contribution
Mar 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 in honor of my son Joshua
Written July 27, 2014
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ValSantaFe
Santa Fe125 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
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.
Written July 16, 2014
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Rod S
Pullman, WA156 contributions
Sep 2021
One doesn't think about the perils associated with fishing in occasionally dangerous waters, but this memorial to those lost provides an opportunity to consider them and think about the work these souls do to feed themselves and others. Worth stopping.
Written September 29, 2021
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