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Address: South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531

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A great view to temper a sad history

The story of the sinking of the Brother Jonathon off the coast of Crescent City is a sad tale but the cemetery site and small park are located across the street from one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
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Crescent City, California
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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The story of the sinking of the Brother Jonathon off the coast of Crescent City is a sad tale but the cemetery site and small park are located across the street from one of the best coastal views at the northern end of town at the Brother Jonathon Overlook between 8th and 9th Sts. One of many favorite lunch spots... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We went to this memorial on memorial day. It was very moving, touching, and peaceful to remember those who have lost their lives in the shipping industry. It's a beautiful spot to be laid to rest.

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Samoa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I walked around the Crescent City area for six hours and meandering through the cemetery was very interesting.

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Crescent City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the memorial for the lives lost in the Brother Jonathan shipwreck. It is in the west ending a nice park and just across the street from a very nice ocean overlook. Just a perfect place for a walk and a little history.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were told that no bodies remain in this seaside location, but it is interesting to read about the wreck of the Brother Jonathan, a Pacific Mail steamer. Informative headstones are arranged around the memorial. There are benches to sit on while you enjoy the view and remember those lost at sea.

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Crescent City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Recently restored by Crescent City cleanup, this is a really old cemetary with gravestones dating back 200 years. It's right behind Home Depot and worth a little stop. Very sweet place.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

When we visited Crescent City, there is a nice memorial to Brother Jonathan, which was a steamship that crashed and many died. There have been over the years various search parties to try to find the Brother Jonathan; we have enjoyed seeing an exhibit about it at the California State Fair once. As such, seeing this site was very thoughtful... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is something magnetic about this park. The monument to the Brother Jonathan is done with honor. The park leads to a gorgeous overlook/ picnic area on the cliffs above our special home by the mighty Pacific. With the lighthouse in sight, and views of the sunset ever changing, this place is truly a local treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was a beautiful little park, very well maintained and the history was interesting. It was nice that they took the original headstones and embedded them into the circle in the center of the park. The views out to the ocean and lighthouse are awesome and great for pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Excellent piece of history close to beach , park and agate beds . A huge part of history that honestly gets overlooked by locals

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