Bay Realty Blog: Christmas at the Seafarer Memorial ~ Homer Alaska

Christmas at the Seafarer Memorial ~ Homer Alaska

Seafarer Memorial  Homer Alaska

 

One of the most loved and visited place on the Homer Spit in Homer Alaska is the Seafarer Memorial.  It is across from the Homer Harbor and Overlooks Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.  Homer is a Fishing Community and the meaning of the memorial runs deep.

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The Memorial was and is an ongoing community project.  Drew Scalzi was largely the creator of the idea for the memorial, "A tribute to the living and the lost" that is such an important reminder is a fishing community. Drew served on the borough was a Alaska state Representative and worked tirelessly to have the memorial completed.

Bricks dedicated to loved ones are added and Brass Plaques inside are for those who die at sea. The man who was so key to the idea and completion of the memorial plaque reads “Drew Scalzi, 1952-2005: He hauled for us all.” Drew Scalzi died not from the Sea he loved but from cancer. You can read a little bit about him here. http://homernews.com/stories/081105/news_0811new016.shtml

The memorial was funded with state grants and community fundraisers. Volunteers provide the labor and Mark Degraffenried designed the 7 foot tall statue of a rugged mariner, ready to throw his dock line. The Monument stands 15 foot high and is 20 foot wide. You can walk up and read the Plaques and Ponder the meaning of it all.  Picnic tables are there to sit and enjoy the Beautiful view of Kachemak Bay.

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At Christmas the people who love and maintain this memorial decorate the mariner in Christmas lights and show the other side of the hardworking fisherman. The guy who loves his family and will bring light into their lives at Christmas and every day!

Impressive sight as the Sun goes down and the Ocean looms behind with Beautiful Snow covered mountains making a majestic background and the glow of the Christmas Lights.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Safe Year on the Seas!

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Comment balloon 19 commentsDebra Leisek • December 11 2016 11:10PM

Comments

Looks Cool up there...

Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) 11 months ago

Way cool Eric Bouler in more ways than one!!! thank you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Debra loved the fact that the  community  got together and made the Memorial a Reality. I also enjoyed the pictures.... are  you busy still? or did the cold slowed things down? Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 months ago

Paying homage while still being in the holiday spirit is a pretty good thing.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 11 months ago

Hello Endre Barath, Jr.  Thank you ! Yes it is still busy here... a little slower with the holidays but not too slow! Merry Christmas to you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Thank you Laura Cerrano  I always enjoy your positive perspective!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Good morning Debra. This is a moving and inspirational memorial and one I am glad to learn about.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 11 months ago

Beautiful. Thank you very much for telling us about the Seafarer Memorial.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

What beautiful tribute.  I've been to Alaska twice and in Homer once.  Alaska is an absolutely gorgeous place.  I hope to return again.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) 11 months ago

This is very cool and festive.  That's a lot of snow and ice in your area.  Thanks for sharing this one.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 11 months ago

I love the idea behind this memorial. I also appreciate you sharing it with all of us and the significance of it. 

Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) 11 months ago

Hello Sheila Anderson I so appreciate your kind words! thank you!

 

Roy Kelley That means a lot coming from you! YOur photos are so beautiful!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Pamela Cendejas I hope you return soon and stop by to visit! thank you!

 

Hello Belinda Spillman Thank you very much! We have Snow this Year for sure!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Hello Debbie Laity  I appreciate you having this contest... gave me a good opportunity to talk about this special memorial! thank you very much!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

The Seafarer Memorial is not something I had heard of or seen before.  It's hauntingly beautiful on that landscape!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

thank you so much Myrl Jeffcoat I always appreciate your opinion! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Not sure where my post went to you Myrl Jeffcoat  I said thank you and happy holidays and posted it and it disappeared!!!  anyhow THANK YOU

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

Simply a beautiful and wonderful tribute. Amazing what a community can do when it pulls together.

Posted by Rebecca Lewis (ODAT Realty Services, Inc) 11 months ago

thank you Rebecca Lewis small towns are really wonderful places to live and work together!  again.. thank you!

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 11 months ago

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