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Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial – Man At The Wheel

May 14, 2012

Man At The Wheel Statue on Stacy Boulevard

The Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial – also known as the “Man at the Wheel” statue – is located on the Stacy Boulevard Esplanade in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

This historic bronze statue stands 8-feet tall, was commissioned in 1923, and later unveiled in 1925. Designed by English sculptor Leonard Craske, the Man at the Wheel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Standing proudly as a lasting tribute to the thousands of fishermen lost at sea, the Man at the Wheel reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many over the years. Most of us don’t stop and think of the dangers inherent to fishing as an occupation. We simply live our lives and enjoy the benefit of the catch.

On this day, I found the Man at the Wheel particularly striking in the golden light of the setting sun. It was a beautiful moment. One I feel honored to have captured and dedicate to all of those lost at sea.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/2500 sec., -0.7 EV

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