Seattle Fishermen's Memorial

Ballard & Discovery Park

The bronze Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial at the base of the piers at Fishermen's Terminal just south of Ballard, commemorates Seattle fishers lost at sea. The memorial is also the site of the ceremonial blessing of the fleet, held annually on the first Sunday in May.

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1. Fishermen’s Terminal

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2. Cors & Wegener Building

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3. Junction Building

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4. Scandinavian American Bank Building


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5. GS Sanborn Building

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6. Portland Building

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7. Commemorative Bell Tower

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8. Bergen Place Park

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