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Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial

On Sunday, April 29th, the long- anticipated "Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea" Memorial was formally unveiled and dedicated to the hundreds of Central West Florida fishermen who have lost their lives over the years.
 
The construction and installation of the Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial project was been a joint effort between the John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk Merchant’s Association, the Outdoor Arts Foundation and artist Robert Bruce Epstein.  According to Mark Hubbard of Hubbard’s Marina, "Many lives are lost every year with no memory for future generations to see and appreciate the ultimate price paid by these brave individuals. Our own Central West Florida fishermen deserve proper representation."

To compliment the Memorial a website has been set up dedicated both to Central West Coast Florida fishermen who were lost at sea and to other devoted fisherman who have played important roles in the area's sport and commercial fishing industries; and, to those who died on shore.  Additionally, a special information page for lost fishermen is available for anyone to supply details about a fisherman not currently listed on the Memorial site.       

Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea is a not-for-profit organization with all donations being tax-deductible through the Outdoor Arts Foundation.  Donations can be mailed to and payable to the Outdoor Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 323 Safety Harbor, Fl, 33759, ”Attention: Florida Fisherman Lost at Sea.”  For more information please visit http://www.floridafishermenlostatsea.com/.

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