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An impressive statue along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Be sure to read the plaque located a few steps from the statue. It provides the history of the shipwrecked Dictator and the story of how the memorial came to be many years later, along with the...More
The Virginia Beach boardwalk has some interesting things to look at while enjoying a walk, and this is one of them. This statue commemorated a ship wreck and lives lost from an accident back in the 1800's.
A lovely statue standing on a granite base on the west side of the boardwalk facing the sea. The statue was sent by the people of Moss, Norway to commemorate the wreck of the ship "Dictator' on March 27, 1891. The bronze plaque on the...More
This statue was a gift from Norway and a similar statue sits in Moss, Norway. It is to commemorate a Norwegian ship that sank off the coast and part of the crew was rescued but not the captain’s wife or son. This statue watches over...More