Service Honors Sailors Lost at Sea

Fisherman's Memoria, Photo/Wikipedia (2004)
Fisherman’s Memoria, Photo/Wikipedia (2004) Over nearly four centuries, more than 5,000 Gloucester [Massachusetts] fishermen have gone “down to the sea in ships,” as inscriptions on both the Man at the Wheel statue and the Fishermen’s Memorial Cenotaph note.

And Saturday (August 17, 2013) marked the annual procession and memorial service to offer special remembrances to them all.

The annual event, coordinated by Gloucester fishing families, included the laying of oars at the Fishermen’s Memorial and the casting of flowers of remembrance into the waters off the memorial itself along Stacy Boulevard.

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Gloucester Times