The Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial stands looking out over the harbor on a late summer morning.
The site was designed by Ann Gilardi Johnson. The sculpture was created by Morgan Faulds Pike.
"The memorial serves as a testimonial to what wives, mothers, sisters, and children of fishermen of the world have endured because their men chose to be on the water. They had no choice but to stand on rock, to be on land." -- Angela Sanfilippo at the dedication ceremony on August 5, 2001