1874The first service took place honoring men lost at sea.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

The event took place in City Hall under the leadership of Reverend F. Barrow Makepeace, the pastor at the local Congregational Church.

Oaks, Martha. The Gloucester Fishermen’s Institute, 1891-1991: “A Social Center for Men of the Sea.” Gloucester Fishermen’s Institute, 1991.
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