Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Charleston to Memorialize Fishermen

By Karen Robes Meeks

Do you know someone who was deeply involved in the Charleston or Coos Bay area commercial fishing community for more than three years? The Port of Coos Bay is seeking nominations to add names to the Charleston Fishermen’s Memorial at Charleston Marina. The committee will also consider people with years spent in businesses related to the Charleston fishing industry.

Members of the memorial committee will review the nominations. New inductees will be honored at the annual Blessing of the Fleet Memorial Service at 10 a.m. on May 27.

Applications are available at the Charleston Marina Office, 63534 Kingfisher Road. Call Margery Whitmer at 541-297-2095 to have it sent to you. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019.

The committee is also seeking floral arrangement donations for the blessing ceremony.