Glouster Fisherman’s Memorial

Glouster Fishermans Memorial - BW

Looking out over the sea in Glouster, Massachusetts, the inscription reads: “Memorial to the Glouster Fisherman, August 23, 1923” and “They that go down to the sea in ships 1623-1923.” It was designed by English sculptor Leonard F. Craske (1882-1950).

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18 thoughts on “Glouster Fisherman’s Memorial

  1. Sandhya

    Gloucester is one of our favorite places to go to. the seafood is the main attraction πŸ™‚ but I also love the 2 castles and the park! Great shot!

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  2. Osyth

    I love this statue … The most appropriate possible symbol of its community and your image captures the hard reality and emotion that it depicts. A wonderful, evocative shot ☺️

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  3. Thomas P. Johnston

    Such a powerful piece. Reminds me of a storm a few years ago. My brothers were out fishing and were caught in the raging remnants of a hurricane and made it back to Fairhaven, Glouster area. One of the ships and crew did not make it through the storm and were never found. My oldest brother was the captain of the Mary T, along with my 2 brothers as crew members. I almost lost my brothers in that storm. Many people have read or seen The Perfect Storm, my brothers survived the Storm and lived to tell about it, as chronicled in Sebastian Junger great book.

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Wow. What an amazing and scary time that must have been for them. I’ve read the book and seen the movie. I’d not want to be out in something like that. Thank you.

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