Saturday, August 1, 2015
Seward Mariners' Memorial, Seward Alaska
For the first time today, we're posting photographs of a mariners' memorial.
We haven't been ignoring them, they're just the first we've run across. Been solidly landlubbers, we don't find ourselves in ports often. But, as we've learned, these are very common at ports.
And well they should be. Commercial fishing is the most dangerous job in the United States, and its little appreciated really how often mariners, even today, risk their lives at sea. Their calling is an ancient one, and the risk still very much there.