1910John Hays Hammond Jr. donated the land that would become the Gloucester Fishermen’s Rest or Beechbrook Cemetery.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Local Organizations

Beechbrook Cemetery, c. 1960s. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13996
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Etched on a monument marking the area:

Erected in memory of these toilers of the sea
Who helped to make our city the most famous
Fishing port in the U. S. A. but who have now
Sailed away to their long and happy home.
The fisheries were established in Gloucester
In A. D. 1623.
This industry which is the oldest in the state,
Has since been carried on in this city by brave
and hardy men.
They sailed the trackless ocean and fought
The angry seas with undaunted courage but
Fate decreed that they die on shore.
They rest here.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004. “Cemetery List | Gloucester, MA - Official Website.” https://gloucester-ma.gov/889/Cemetery-List.
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