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Address: Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, OR
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Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who...

Monument located in Yaquina Bay State Park that memorializes mariners who lost their lives at sea.

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I stumbled upon this memorial while walking through the park. It was touching and caused me to reflect on the danger faced by those who are in the fishing industry. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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North Salt Lake, Utah
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North Salt Lake, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I stumbled upon this memorial while walking through the park. It was touching and caused me to reflect on the danger faced by those who are in the fishing industry. It was humbling to read the names and see the photos of the fishermen.

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Newport, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Interesting to view, if you are into that kind of thing. Mostly this place is awesome because of its location to Nye Beach and just about everything is within walking distance. There is a great park and the preforming arts center across the street, a paved path to the beach, a short walk to historic hotels and buildings, eclectic mix... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

While visiting the park during a rain storm, my wife and I sought shelter in the sanctuary. How fitting it was to be reminded of those who couldn't reach sanctuary during storms at sea. This would be a nice place to have memorial services and other activities that provided a chapel-like setting with permanent benches, etc.

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Willamina, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Happened upon this Memorial as I was walking through the state park. It is a very nice building, chapel like, to remember the fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

An honor to all of the fishermen who have given their lives to feed all of us and their families. Worth a stop.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We were taking our morning walk and came upon the memorial. Inside there are wooden benches with plaques with names of some of the fisherman lost at sea. There is a large black stone memorial with a list of names of fisherman who lost their lives while at sea. It also marks the names of fisherman who's remains were recovered.... More 

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Estherville, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is a moving experience to see this memorial to local fishermen who gave their lives to do what they loved. While television programs like "Deadliest Catch" show the excitement of the fishing industry, this memorial reminds us of how dangerous it really us and how dedicated these people are to risk their lives every day to feed their families... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

I briefly stopped at the sanctuary while waiting for my family, and was both moved and touched by this memorial to those lost at sea out of Newport and surrounding ports. It is a place of peace and respite - something of a relief from all the touristy spots around. In the face of all the negativity surrounding over-fishing etc,... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We stopped by here after passing the lighthouse and it was very pleasant. It is a nice reminder of those who risk their lives doing what they love and what they must.

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Many people leave flowers in this sanctuary, more than the other sanctuaries in this area. It's close to the bridge, many picnic tables are around it. Wonderful view of the bay from the park.

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