Fishermen's Rest was donated to the city
of Gloucester in 1920, a gift of the Cape Ann Fishermen's Home.
Cape Ann Fishermen's Home
Brave Toilers of the Sea
Be With Thee
These Lads Have Joined the Silent Majority
and Here Lie in Peace
Where No Wind or Wave Can Disturb Their Rest
Charmed By the Sea They Fought Many a Gale
With a Courage and Fortitude
Typical of Gloucester Fishermen
As seen on the
monument in the bottom row center:
Erected in memory of these toilers
of the sea
Who helped to make our city the most famous
Fishing port in the U. S. A. but who have now
Sailed away to their long and happy home.
The fisheries were established in Gloucester
In A. D. 1623.
This industry which is the oldest in the state,
Has since been carried on in this city by brave
and hardy men.
They sailed the trackless ocean and fought
The angry seas with undaunted courage but
Fate decreed that they die on shore.
They rest here.