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Monument des Sauveteurs en Mer

Not rated ,  Historic site and monument at Calais
  • The Monument des Sauveteurs.
    The original monument was built in 1791 to commemorate the sacrifice made by Calais citizens Gavet and Mareschal, who perished during their efforts to save a fishing boat in distress outside the port. The monument disappeared when the seawall against which it had rested was demolished. A new monument, sculpted in bronze by Edouard Lormier, was erected in the Boulevard des Alliés in 1899. It was later moved to a lawn in the Courgain quarter in 1960. A ceremony to...
    The Monument des Sauveteurs.
    The original monument was built in 1791 to commemorate the sacrifice made by Calais citizens Gavet and Mareschal, who perished during their efforts to save a fishing boat in distress outside the port. The monument disappeared when the seawall against which it had rested was demolished. A new monument, sculpted in bronze by Edouard Lormier, was erected in the Boulevard des Alliés in 1899. It was later moved to a lawn in the Courgain quarter in 1960. A ceremony to honour all those lost at sea is held there every year.
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