Gloucester Fisherman's & Fishermen's Wives Memorials

Gloucester Fisherman's & Fishermen's Wives Memorials
Essex Ave and Western Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

Resting on a granite base in the center of Gloucester's long, narrow Stacy Esplanade is the iconic Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial. It is an eight-foot tall, bronze statue of a fisherman dressed in oilskins standing braced at the wheel on the sloping deck of his ship. It is positioned so that the fisherman is looking out over Gloucester Harbor in tribute to the nearly 10,000 Gloucester fisherman lost to the sea. A few yards away, stands the Fisherman’s Wives Memorial, dedicated to the fishermen’s families. The English sculptor Leonard F. Craske (1882-1950) designed the sculpture, and it was cast by the Gorham Company of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1925. A few yards away, stands the Fisherman’s Wives Memorial, dedicated to the fishermen’s families.

Hours: 

Open air; accessible year round

Categories: 

  • Historic Resources
  • Parks
  • Scenic Vistas

Property Owner/Organization: 

City of Gloucester
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead