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“Beautiful scenery” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fishermen's Memorial Monument

Fishermen's Memorial Monument
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Gloucester
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Craryville, New York
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Take a walk around the harbor, the monument allows you to reflect upon all those that lost there lives to the ocean pursuing a life in the fishing industry, the walk is surrounded by the history of the area.............walk to the park to the south side, see the canyons surrounding the harbors mouth.......rich history, romantic views and best of all a peaceful vista.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Inspiring icon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Enjoyed this monument. Tells the story of the heroic life of the Cape Ann fishermen. It is the symbol of this area.

Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful and sad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very thoughtful and beautiful way to pay tribute to those who have gone down with the sea. Walk a little further down the Blvd to see the other not as famous statue of a woman with her children waiting for her husband to return. You'll be happy your husband works in an office!

Visited August 2013
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place to sit and relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The memorial is historical and worth seeing. The walk along stacy boulevard is soothing. Sitting and watching the boats in the harbor is restful. Very breezy and can get cold. Attracts a lot of dog walkers which can put a damper on the walk.

Visited August 2013
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Boston
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87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Shabby maintenance.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Gloucester would like to think of itself as a tourist magnet. The Fisherman's Memorial is located on Stacey Boulevard which offers free parking and a gaudy hot dog vendor and a small poorly maintained beach. It offers great views but parts of the breakwater started to fall into the ocean over two years ago. Gloucester has responded - not with repairing it - but with chaining it off to the public. Floral plantings are non-existant

Visited August 2013
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