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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Remembrance

This gazebo at Lighthouse Park in Warrenton, its sculpture, and its sponsored bricks in the pavement honor local people who have died on the river and sea.

"This Gazebo Donated by the Family of Edwin Nicholas"

Praying hands rise out of the bronze waves.

" . . . claimed by the deep. Their spirits sheltered in the arms. . . ."

REMEMBRANCE
Artist
Ken Dugan

Hopefully someone can comment on either Ken Dugan or Edwin Nicholas, because I was not able to find either on a search of the Web.

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11 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Would be interesting to find out something about them. Something tells me, they had a family loss associated with the sea.

Francisca said...

It is interesting to see how different cultures choose to remember their dearly departed, whether through loss to the sea, to war, or just to old age. I like your presentation, Sheryl... the long view and the details.

Halcyon said...

I really like the statue. Very appropriate. A nice memorial overall.

Auntie said...

I've driven by this many times and have never stopped to look closer, thank you! Now I will.

I don't recognize either of the names except I think there are lots of Dugans in that area.

Anonymous said...

I knew Ed-hell'uva nice guy..he was a troller/gillnetter and had drift rights upriver around Ranier-Also had a nice daughter named Suzy...he died in bed of old age sometime in the 1980s I think it was..

kate said...

Ed was my husband's uncle. He and his wife Mildred lived out by Svensen and fished for many years. Millie was amazing and organized an association of Fishermen's Wives who put on various events in the Astoria area including an annual fund raising dinner at the fair that I used to help her with. The Daily Astorian had a feature on her that may still be available in their archives. They were wonderful people and I miss them a lot! I didn't know about this memorial, thanks for showing it here, I want to go see it.

cieldequimper said...

The sea is always the boss. I like the idea of a gazebo, that's very neat (notice how I'm starting to speak American?!! :-))

Anonymous said...

Ken Dugan's widow still lives in Warrenton. (861-6067).

Ken made many sculptures.

Anonymous said...

Wonder where Susie wound up? When I met them all she was married to Oscar Hoffman but that ended in the mid-seventies or so..See Oscar every so many years but I've never seen or heard of her...maybe she's still around here....trying to think who to ask about her..there's so few of the old guard around anymore..People who lived here in the 1950s-60s-70s are getting rare..now just about every one you meet has just moved here from California or Portland (where they moved to from somewhere else, like California or East Coast...

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

In a port city, something like this gazebo is a must. I like cieldequimper's comment, "The sea is always the boss."

Jenny Akin said...

These are my grandpa's hands. He sculpted this. He's been gone 15 years now. My grandma still lives in warrenton.

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