The Delaware Bay Watermen’s Memorial was a partnership effort by three local organizations and interested individuals including the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, The McBride Family Oyster Enterprises and the Port Norris Historical Society, to honor those who made their living on the water and who lost their lives in the process. The Delaware Bay and its tributaries are both beautiful and dangerous. Many a vessel has gone down and many an oysterman, fisherman, sailor or crew has gone overboard or lost their lives in pursuit of their livelihood.
The memorial is located at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve at the Maurice River. It is fully accessible to the public and viewed by land or along the river. The memorial is a place of quiet contemplation, reflection, remembering and connecting with the Bay’s past, present and future.
More information and images from the dedication will be added soon.