Man At The Wheel - Gloucester, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 36.605 W 070° 40.216
19T E 362999 N 4718868
Quick Description: The iconic Man At The Wheel, aka the Gloucester Fisherman Memorial, is located on Western Avenue on the waterfront in Gloucester.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2012 6:43:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMDK1N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 10

Long Description:

The sculpture of the Man At The Wheel was commissioned in 1923 for the 300th anniversary of the founding of the City of Gloucester and to honor Gloucester fishermen, especially those lost at sea. Funding for the statue came from the Massachusetts State Legislature and the City of Gloucester. The sculpture was completed in 1925, two years after the city's 300th anniversary.

A 9' by 5' by 47" figure of a Gloucester fisherman is characteristically dressed in rain slicker, boots, and hat. He stands with his right hip touching a ships wheel steering column while his right hand, at 10:30 o'clock, and left hand, at 3:30 o'clock, grasp the wheel. He stares intently at the sea.

The sculpture was created by Leonard Craske and cast in bronze at the Gorham Manufacturing Company foundry. It was commisssioned in 1923 and dedicated August 23, 1925.

On the front of the 5.5' by 4.5' by 4' base is the inscription:

THEY THAT GO
DOWN TO THE SEA
IN SHIPS
1623 - 1923

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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