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Introduction
1)
Title
Fishermen's Memorial
2)
Town, State
Cape May, NJ
3)
ID #
1090
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
August 27, 2000
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
August 27, 2000
6)
Site Worked Last
September 14, 2008
Description
This monument of a mother and two children looking out onto the sheltering waters of Cape May harbor is dedicated to fishermen lost at sea. Their names, and the year in which each fisherman was lost, are etched into the statue’s base. The design is the creation, in granite, of Heather Baird, with Jerry Lynch; Gary Sassi, Celestial Memorial Sculpting Studio, Barre, VT led the project sculptors; and, Douglass Monuments, Cape May Courthouse, NJ, coordinated the project. Sponsored and developed by Cape May County Fishermen's Memorial, Inc., the monument occupies a dedicated site at the juncture of Baltimore and Missouri Avenues at Harbor Cove, Cape May, NJ.
Content
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1)
Seafaring
2)
Group of common citizens/persons
3)
Business/Commerce
4)
Male and Female
5)
Caucasian
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Statue(s) w/wo pedestal
4)
Stone/rock
5)
Average (life-size)
6)
Main + One
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
8)
Text available, all
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
6200-658.1, 6200-658.2, 6200-658.3, 6200-658.4
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Baird, Heather
12.2)
Designer 2
Artist/Artistic Group: Sassi, Gary
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
Celestial Memorial Sculpting Studio 
13.2)
Fabricator City
Barre 
13.3)
Fabricator State
VT 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
13.5)
Fabricator/Builder 2
Dick Shaw
Setting
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1)
Park/Garden/Lawn/Field
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
5 Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
6 Very Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
7 Exceptional
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
5 Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
7 Exceptional
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
6.0 Very Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
1985
6)
Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Local government
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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1)
File Number
68
2)
Town/City
Cape May
3)
County
Cape May
4)
District
Intentionally Blank
5)
State
NJ
6)
Zip
08204
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
38.9452040000
9)
Longitude (GPS)
-74.9034760000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
Missouri Ave
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Baltimore St
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Harbor Cove
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
Auxiliary support group
17)
For all time, no time
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
August 27, 2000
19)
19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Government Materials
19.3)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
PORTFOLIO: as all Subjects are of same class, fisherman, Portfolio
selection other than Not Applicable was made
DESIGN: Project coordinator -- Douglass Monuments, Inc., Cape May Courhouse, NJ
DESIGNERS: Celestial Memorial Sculpting Studio website notes Gary Sassi as designer; Bzdak and Petersen, below, credit Jerry Lynch as assist to Baird.
SPONSOR: Auxillary support group -- Cape May County Fishermen's Memorial, Inc., Beech N. Fox, chair
SOURCE(S): Bzdak and Petersen, Public Sculpture in New Jersey; SIRIS




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