El Cristo de los Pescadores - South Padre Island, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 26° 04.163 W 097° 09.465
14R E 684279 N 2884669
Quick Description: The memorial titled "El Cristo de los Pescadores" which translates to "Christ of the Fishermen" is located at the Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island in Texas, USA.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 2:09:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PEA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 33

Long Description:
The memorial is located along the Brazos Santiago Pass and was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association by the De la Lastra Family in memory of Gustavo De la Lastra, November 15, 1961 - July 7, 1988 and Jose Edwardo De la Lastra, Deptember 25, 1963 - July 7, 1988. Around the base of the statue of Jesus is an inscription in both Spanish and English. The English version reads: "Father! Receive the souls of these brave fishermen who have sailed through this pass and never returned." Plaques inserted into the statue's base provide the names of all the fisherman who never returned.
Relevent website: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
The Isla Blanca Park is open 24/7.

Entrance fees (if any):
Fee for Isla Blanca Park: $4 per vehicle before 5pm, $2 after 5pm.

Sponsor(s): De la Lastra Family

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Date dedicated: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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