Watermen's Memorial

Names for the Memorial

Watermen who drowned or died in the line of duty while working in their industry on and along New Jersey’s Delaware Bay

Definition of a Waterman: a person who makes a living from the water fishing or trapping.

Watermen occupations include: fisheries (such as fish, oysters, clams, crabs, eel, sturgeon, shad) or trapping

Name form

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Geographic Boundaries

Lower Alloways Creek Township in Salem County to Cape May in Cape May County.

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Thank you to the following researchers:

Sonia Forry and Lois Broomell, Cape May County Historical Society

Linda Jones, Warren Adams and Bill Saunderlin, Cumberland County Historical Society

Richard Guido, Salem County Historical Society

Brooke Gihorski, Bayshore Center at Bivavle Administrative Assistant

Ed Adams and Dick Smith, Elizabeth Hoffman, volunteers, PNHS

Pat and Gordon Moore, volunteers, Bayshore Center and PNHS

Diann Ewan, volunteer, Bayshore Center

Hannah E. Nichols, Township Clerk, Commercial Township

JP Hand

Scott Sheppard

Meghan E. Wren, BCB Founder and Former Executive Director

Rachel Rodgers Dolhanczyk, BCB Museum Curator

Rachel Cobb, PNHS and Graphic Designer/Web Development/Photographer

And to the family and friends who contributed names of their loved ones.