Lost to the Sea Monument

Sculpture “Coming Home” by Marc Graff

The centrepiece of the park is a monument commemorating those lost to the sea in the Municipality of Clare. Local sculptor Marc Graff was commissioned to carve the fisherman’s bust that sits proudly atop the monument. This site offers a quiet yet powerful area of reflection overlooking the panoramic vistas of the Cape.

Dedicated to the memory of those who have been lost to the sea during the 250 years since the foundation of Clare and as a tribute to those who continue to occupy their business in the great waters. We honour those named as well as those not yet known to us.

This monument was a project coordinated by the Société acadienne de Clare, the Société historique acadienne de la Baie Sainte-Marie, the Centre acadien of Université Sainte-Anne and the Municipality of Clare. We wish to thank the fishermen, residents and businesses of Clare, as well as the Government of Canada, for their financial contributions.

Official Unveiling of the Monument, July 2018

Video production: Maslow2424 with photographs and videos by Ted Hurst and Germaine Comeau, music by Van Morrison and Daniel Lanois.