Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sealer's Memorial in Elliston

We have been wanting to go visit the Sealer's Memorial in Elliston for awhile now, and finally this weekend, we decided to make the trek.  Elliston is about a 2 hour drive from where we live.  It is located on the Bonavista peninsula, and what beautiful rugged scenery in that part of our province.                                         

The memorial, right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, is breathtaking.  As I was reading the names of all the men who died, I was struck by the fact that entire families were wiped out, father sons, brothers.

 This photo shows the age of the young stowaway who died in this
terrible tragedy.....14 years old.  

Click here to read one of the stories about the many tragedies of the sealing industry of the province. 


  1. Such an interesting place to learn more about the past. I'm sure there are a lot of lesson on it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I was there last summer when it was being built. Sealing is such an integral part of Newfoundland's culture; it's heart breaking when you think of all the lives lost. This memorial is very touching.