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Fishermen's Memorial Monument
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Gloucester
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United States
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“touching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

A tribute to a town's lost fishermen. The view is beautiful, the statue is lovely and the names of all who have died is just so sad.

Visited October 2012
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“Iconic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

You've seen the fisherman's picture many times but the memorial adjacent to the statue is truly moving with the names of every fisherman last to the sea for over the past centuries of Gloucester history

Visited October 2012
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Peabody, MA
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“A must place to visit if nearby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

You have to see the statue if you are in Gloucester anyway. Lots of good places to eat nearby and a sense of history. No admission...it's just there by the sea for all to enjoy and get your picture taken.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“We had to pay our respects to the fishermen lost at sea when we visited Gloucester on our cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We just had to visit the Fishermen's Memorial monument when we visited Gloucester. While on the cruise ship we came across alot of lobster traps way out in sea and also fishing boats. All I can remember was what I saw when watching the "Perfect Storm" movie. I just thought about how hard they work and how dangerous their jobs are. Many families have been doing this for generations. All so they can make an living and we can eat our lobster, crab, and fish. It was a solemn experience to visit the site and see all the names of the fishermen lost at sea. Still brings tears to my eyes just writing this review. So glad we got to do that. A must if in Gloucester.

Visited October 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Iconic, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

This iconic memorial is worth all fifteen of the minutes you spend in Gloucester. The rest of the town is not very attractive, commercial and way over-touristed; and not even a particularly impressive view of the ocean. I suppose that if you are in Boston, this is close enough for a quick trip, but why bother when there are so many better things in Boston?

Visited October 2012
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