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Monument des Sauveteurs en Mer

Not rated ,  Historic site and monument in Calais

  • A first monument was built in 1791 after the sacrifice of Gavet and Mareschal, two men from the neighbourhood who had fallen victim to their devotion by rescuing a fishing boat in perdition in front of the port. This first monument was destroyed during the demolition of the wall against which it was leaning.

    A new monument, in bronze by the sculptor Edouard Lormier, was inaugurated in 1899 on the current Boulevard des Alliés. In 1960, it was moved to a lawn in the Courgain Maritime...
    A first monument was built in 1791 after the sacrifice of Gavet and Mareschal, two men from the neighbourhood who had fallen victim to their devotion by rescuing a fishing boat in perdition in front of the port. This first monument was destroyed during the demolition of the wall against which it was leaning.

    A new monument, in bronze by the sculptor Edouard Lormier, was inaugurated in 1899 on the current Boulevard des Alliés. In 1960, it was moved to a lawn in the Courgain Maritime district, near the wharf where fishing boats docked. Every year, a ceremony is held here to honour the memory of all those lost at sea.