Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Port of Oakland Unveils Sculpture Honoring Mariners

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland and the International Maritime Center recently commemorated mariners lost at sea with a new abstract sculpture called “Sea Remembrance” located next to the IMC facility at Port View Park.

Artist James Allen King - a member of the Sailor's Union of the Pacific - donated his time to create the metal sculpture. The sculpture’s foundation was constructed by volunteers from California State University Maritime Academy and the Clean Living Learning Center.

Donations are being gathered to pay for final expenses.

“Seafarers make costly sacrifices being away from home at sea for months at a time,” said Captain Margaret Reasoner with the local IMC chapter. “The sculpture honors them for their hard work and perseverance, and serves as a memorial for the mariners who gave their life at sea.”