Fishing Industry Names Being Accepted For Memorial

The Charleston Fishermen’s Memorial Committee is looking for recommendations of the names of individuals, who were lost at sea or have worked in the fishing industry, to be listed on the Memorial at the Charleston Marina. Applications are available at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s Charleston Marina office, 63534 Kingfisher Road; or online at

Following review and selection by the Fishermen’s Memorial Committee, names are engraved on one of three plaques – “Lost At Sea,” “In Memory of Charleston Fishermen” and “In Memory of Charleston Fishermen’s Industry.” The criteria for adding the name of a commercial fisherman or commercial fishing industry person is that the person must have fished out of Charleston or must have been active and made a significant contribution to the Charleston/Coos Bay fishing industry. New additions to the plaques will be dedicated at the annual Blessing of the Fleet Memorial Service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th. In addition, the Fishermen’s Memorial Committee is seeking new members.

For application and membership information, contact Margery Whitmer of the Charleston Fishermen’s Memorial Committee at 541-297-2095 or Applications also are available online at and once completed should be sent to Box 5882, Charleston, OR 97420; or dropped off at the Charleston Marina office. The deadline for sending in applications is March 15th

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.