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 honour all those lost at sea is held there every year.
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