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Fishermen's Memorial Statue (1925)Fishermen's Memorial Statue (1925)
The inscription is taken from Psalm 107, verse 23, line 24, which reads as follows:

"They that go down to the sea in ships,
That do business in great waters;
These see the works of the Lord,
And his wonders in the deep."

The sculptor was Leonard Craske and the dedication was August 23, 1925. The bronze monument consists of a nearly square base of sea green granite, carried from the famous "Blood Ledge" in the Bay View section of Gloucester. The stone is cut with a rough finish to typify the rugged character of the figure, with a single panel on the front holding the bronze letters of inscription, "They that go down to the sea in ships". 1623 - 1923.

The pose chosen is that of a helmsman bringing his craft up as close hauled to the wind as possible to clear some dangerous rocks, his eyes being fixed on the sails to detect the first indication that they are beginning to spill the wind, every muscle being strained to hold the wheel firmly until the peril is passed.

This is a memorial to all of the Gloucester fishermen who in years since Gloucester was settled in 1623 have lost their lives while fishing. It faces the outer harbor in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Stacy Boulevard (Route 127)
Gloucester, MA 01930

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Beauport, Sleeper McCann House
a Historic New England property
75 Eastern Point Boulevard
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-4484 (fax)
Click for details on Beauport, Sleeper McCann House Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, was the summer home of one of America's first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper.

The house is open June 1 - October 15, Tuesday - Saturday, with tours on the hour, 10 am - 4 p.m. more  
Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-4141 (fax)
Click for details on Cape Ann Museum Elias Davis House (1804), White-Ellery House (1709), Cape Ann Museum Library/Archives
Cape Pond Ice Company
104 Commercial Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Click for details on Cape Pond Ice Company On Gloucester's historic waterfront since 1848. Ice, historic ice house and Perfect Storm tours, Coolest Guys & Gals t-shirts, caps, sweats, and more. more  
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
Essex, MA 01929
Click for details on Cogswell's Grant This 1728 farmhouse overlooking the Essex River was the summer home of collectors Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little, and houses their celebrated collection of American folk art, assembled over a period of nearly sixty years. more  
Dog Bar Breakwater
Eastern Point Blvd.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Click for details on Dog Bar Breakwater "Dog Bar Breakwater was built from the tip of Eastern Point northwestwardly over a shallow rocky spit called Dog Bar by the U.S. Army corps of engineers between 1894 and 1905. Is 2,250 feet long. more  
Fishermen's Memorial Statue (1925)
Stacy Boulevard (Route 127)
Gloucester, MA 01930
Click for details on Fishermen's Memorial Statue (1925) The sculptor was Leonard Craske and the dedication was August 23, 1925. more  
Fitz Hugh Lane House
Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
Click for details on Fitz Hugh Lane House Fitz Henry Lane (born Nathaniel Rogers Lane, also known as Fitz Hugh Lane) (19 December 1804 – 14 August 1865) was one of the greatest American maritime painters of a style that would later be called Luminism, for its use of pervasive light. more  
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial
Stacy Boulevard (Route 127)
Gloucester, MA 01930
Click for details on Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial A bronze statue of a woman standing on a rock, holding her young daughter in her arms and the hand of her son who stands beside her, is now a permanent fixture added to Gloucester’s Maritime History. more  
Gloucester Historical Commission
420 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Halibut Point State Park (1840)
Gott Avenue
PO Box 710
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Halibut Point State Park (1840) Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. more  
Hammond Castle (1926)
80 Hesperus Avenue
Magnolia, MA 01930
978-283-1643 (fax)
Click for details on Hammond Castle (1926) Hammond Castle Museum will re-open for the 2006 Season on Saturday, April 15, and will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am-4pm, with the last ticket sold at 3:30pm. more  
James Babson Cooperage Shop (1658)
Upper Main Street, Route 127
Rockport, MA 01966
Manchester Historical Society
Abigail Hooper Trask House (1823)
10 Union Street
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
978-526-0060 (fax)
Motif No. 1
Bearskin Neck
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Motif No. 1 Images of Rockport's iconic fishing shack on Bearskin Neck are known and recognized throughout the world, and instantly familiar to any student of art or art history.
The Paper House (1922)
52 Pigeon Hill Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on The Paper House (1922) The Paper House is an actual house made from paper. more  
Rocky Neck Art Colony
Rocky Neck Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Click for details on Rocky Neck Art Colony The oldest working art colony in the U.S. more  
The Sargent House Museum (1782)
49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-2432 (fax)
Seaside #1 Station
Central Street (Route 127)
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
Shipbuilders Monument
Town Landing
66 Main Street (Route 133)
Essex, MA 01929
Thacher Island Association
PO Box 73
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Thacher Island Association Standing 160 feet above the sea, the twin lighthouses of Thacher Island have stood guard over the coasts of Cape Ann for over 135 years. more  

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