Fisherman Memorial

On my recent me-time, I did a little photo hunting to The Historic Downtown of New Bedford, I went across to the Waterfront (to the area called New Bedford’s Tonnessa Park) and stumbled upon this statue above. I never paid attention to this statue before, the first time I knew that it was exist was because of Bikka’s picture in her Instagram photo profile! But I’m glad I did take a little closer to this statue, because it’s such a beauty!

The mighty myth, whoever he is, holds a cod in his left hand, and a sturgeon in his right, with a collection of marine life at his feet.

This historical 10-foot sculpture was described by Anna Hyatt Huntington as a representation of a mythical sea god when she offered the statue to the city in 1962 (it’s not Neptune, clearly). More than a fanciful work of art, it is a memorial, according to the sculptress, of “Those Seamen whose only graves are on the ocean floor”. The “Memorial to Whalemen and Fishermen” is a reminder that a life, or a job, at sea carries great risk. It also reminds us that those who are lost are not forgotten (cites source).

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Closer look
Facing Historical Downtown of New Bedford
Facing Historical Downtown of New Bedford (on Route 6)

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The Statue is just next to Waterfront Visitor Center (the brick building)

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