A life-size bronze sculpture of a woman standing watch awaiting the return of her husband from the sea graces Cape Sante Marina in Anacortes (pop. 15,778). Created by sculptor Deborah Copenhaver, the Lady of the Sea statue stands next to a monument that pays tribute to local fishermen and women who lost their lives at sea.
Of all the marinas in town, the Cape Sante Marina is the most beautiful. Here the Lady of the Sea stands watch awaiting the return of her husband from the sea. Next to the statue is a monument that pays tribute to local fishermen and women who lost their lives at sea. Fourteen names listed for 1983 were due to two fishing boats (the Altair and the Americus) sinking in the Bering Strait. It was a bona fide tragedy for the town and nearly wiped out a generation of young men. There is an additional memorial to these 14 men near the W.T. Preston.
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