Many will carry flowers to toss into the sea after the ceremony or hold boat oars carrying the names of Gloucester fishing boats, past and present.
The service will culminate at the Fishermen’s Memorial, with its Man at the Wheel Statue and Cenotaph listing names of more than 5,000 Gloucester fishermen who have “gone down to the sea in ships” out of America’s Oldest Seaport over nearly four centuries.
All are welcome to attend.
Things to Do Gloucester Waterfront Festival When: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. Extras: Gloucester Rotary Club will present its annual benefit pancake breakfast Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Downtown Block Party When: Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m. Where: Along Main Street and its side streets from Pleasant/Duncan crossing to Washington Street. Extras: Music on five stages, including Willie "Loco" Alexander. Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial service When: Saturday, 5 p.m. Where: Procession starts in front of American Legion hall, with program culminating at Fishermen's Memorial, Stacy Boulevard.