Seafarer's Memorial

Seafarer's Memorial, Homer

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Kickbass
Colorado164 contributions
If you appreciate fishing and the sea, you will probably want to visit this
Jun 2021
Very nice memorial in a beautiful setting. This is definitely worth stopping by for a few minutes on the Spit.
Written 24 June 2021
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Ryan W
Marbleton, WY149 contributions
Very nice memorial
Nov 2020
Nice memorial on the spit. Parking close to it and right on the beach. Glad I went in the off season. I pulled right up to it.
Written 5 November 2020
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Greg S
Oakland, CA70 contributions
The Spit is a fun and interesting area
Aug 2020
We took fishing charters from the Spit and it has many places to eat and buy gifts, etc. and the Memorial caps off any trip there.
Written 1 September 2020
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MountainMama
CANTON, United States556 contributions
Beautiful Place
Jul 2020
It was a humbling experience to stand here and think of the magnitude of the ocean. The plaques state the names of those lost and the vessel they were in. I was blown away to see kayaks listed on there, not just large ships etc. There are concrete benches right behind the memorial to sit and take in the ocean view and watch the sun set.
Written 16 July 2020
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Robert T
Manila47 contributions
A very touching place.
Jul 2020
I had some time one trip waiting for the Ferry and walked to the Memorial. To honor all those lost at sea and a place for those left behind. It was humbling to stand in this place. May God Rest Their Souls.
Written 12 July 2020
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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ5,127 contributions
Kachemak Bay compliments the Seafarer's Memorial
Jun 2020
The Seafarer's Memorial has the beauty of Kachemak Bay in the background. He is also across the street from a red double decker bus, named Sue and Fish Dock Dr.
Written 26 June 2020
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada11,612 contributions
Souls Set Free Upon the Sea
Jun 2019
Located along the bustling Homer Spit, the Seafarer’s Memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives at sea. The monument is apt and speaks to a community’s love for, and respect of, the ocean. The entire structure is 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The six-sided dwelling (for lack of a better term) encloses a 7-foot tall statue of a rugged mariner – representative of all those men and women who’ve not returned. Even if we left the discussion at a surface level review, we could say that this memorial is thus thoughtful and offers a nice space within which to pay respect and reflect; however, I would argue that this monument’s construction gives us a lot more to think about.

Indeed, the gruff mariner statue is a powerful symbol, but perhaps even more poignant and telling are the names inscribed on the monument’s walkway. As you approach the Seafarer’s Memorial, you’ll doubtless notice the white/grey bricks that make up the base and floor: They’re all inscribed with the names of those who’ve been lost at sea. This, for me, is powerful because it puts names to the monument. We are no longer looking at a mere symbol of remembrance; no, we are observing the names of those who had families and were part of the community. They died doing what they love, but did not do so in vain.

Interestingly, the monument also demonstrates a community’s respect for the ocean. The upper walls of the memorial are decorated with major symbols of sea life in Alaska: Fish, King Crab and the Ship’s wheel. The mariner will risk his or her life to harvest the salmon, halibut or the King Crab, the latter of which has been dubbed the “deadliest catch.” They will do so for the thrill of being out on the open water; to support their families; and enhance Alaska’s economy. Regardless of why this is done, all who do so exhibit a strong and abiding respect for the ocean. The exclamation point here is a touching poem by Ryan Bundy entitled, “The Sea,” which sits just outside the walls of the memorial and faces towards Kachemak Bay.

If you’re visiting the Homer Spit, you will inevitably come across this memorial. As such, I’d recommend you take a few minutes out of your day to visit and reflect – even if just for a moment – on all that this monument stands for. It really puts into perspective the dangers encountered by those who make their living out at sea.
Written 21 November 2019
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Steve S
62 contributions
Moving
Aug 2019
This memorial is open to the public, no charge admission, and a very nice local statement to the people who have lost their lives in the fishing industry.....
Written 12 September 2019
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lulubelle99ca
Whitehorse, Canada388 contributions
Great tribute to those lost at sea
Aug 2019 • Friends
A simply beautiful tribute to the people list at sea. Very tranquil location to come and remember friends and family that have been lost.
Written 22 August 2019
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jima800
341 contributions
Interesting Monument
Aug 2019
This is a special monument to those that make there life working on the sea. It's worth a short visit.
Written 20 August 2019
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