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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Maritime Memorial Park

Maritime Memorial General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Maritime Memorial and this unique tribute to your friends and family. For information regarding the Maritime Memorial contact Gad Perez (503) 325-7275 or gperez@astoria.or.us

 

Size of engraving space: Spaces are 4" x 12"
Name of person is limited to 18 characters, including spaces
Inscription is limited to 23 spaces including spaces

 

As of June 1, 2015 cost of engraving per individual space is $500 per space if stock graphic is used or $650 if customized artwork is requested—total fee must be paid prior to reserving space on the Wall. Stock graphic images are defined as any image that has been engraved on the Memorial Wall. Custom images must be approved by the City. No spaces are reserved until payment in full is received.

Engraving schedule: Engraving is done once per year in May. Requests are due by April 1. Dedication of newly engraved spaces is done annually on Memorial Day. Vancouver Granite does the engraving—this takes 2-3 days when the weather is clear and dry. On the engraving year a letter is sent indicating the completion of the engraving and announcing the service. The annual Memorial Day service is at 3pm.

Other General Policies & Information

  • No more than 1 person's name on each plaque.
  • No animal names and plaques cannot be purchased in the name of an animal.
  • Only names of deceased may be engraved.
  • No maritime relationship of the person is required.
  • The graphic and/or words should be maritime related and will be reviewed by the City staff or Maritime Memorial Committee for appropriateness. When choosing agraphic, indicate the number on the application.  
  • Engravings shall be limited to name, year of birth and death, personalized graphicand/or limited words about the person. Exception: 1 additional line of text in lieu of a graphic.
  • An anchor will be engraved by the name of any person who died at sea. It is notrequired that the person have been "lost at sea".
  • Wall space is selected at random and requests for a specific location will be denied.
  • Engravings are done in sequence beginning with the first panel and continue down.

maritime memorial graphics sheets pdf Document


The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, with support from the Maritime Memorial Committee, will be overseeing the expansion of the Maritime Memorial starting on March 14th. The project is expected to support the installment of two 91 foot, 6 ½’ tall walls, 1,200 square feet of outer sidewalk, and 120 feet of bench seating on the perimeter. Pedestrians on the Astoria Riverwalk can expect minimal disruptions on the trail.

The project will be completed by Memorial Day activities on May 27th, 2019.

For more information, contact Jonah Dart-McLean, Maintenance Director at jdart@astoria.or.us

A link to information on the work expected to be accomplished can be found HERE. pdf Document

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Employee
of the
Month

 

Niko Tila has been a lifeguard with the Astoria Aquatic Center for three years. During his time as a lifeguard, Niko has shown a strong aptitude as a first responder. He has also progressed as a natural leader among his peers, consistently going above and beyond to assist in coaching his peers when practicing lifesaving skills and  always leading by example. Niko was promoted to a lead guard in May of this year and has continued to excel as a leader.

Recently, in the Aquatic Center's quarterly unannounced audit, Niko received scores of "EXCEEDS standards" in all categories of the audit. His leadership during the skills testing scenario were so exemplary, he was given a special recognition of “outstanding rescuer." We are very proud of Niko’s achievement and greatly appreciate his leadership as a lifeguard.

 

Park Partner of the Month

Norm Stutzenegger has been a volunteer coach with Astoria Parks and Recreation for 16 years. Norm is one of the most requested coaches by players in our baseball program.  His kindness and knowledge of basic fundamentals have been great tools in shaping the skill set of young ball players in Astoria. Not only has Norm been a wonderful volunteer coach, but he supports our programs through team sponsorships with his local business, Columbia Screenprinting. He does an outstanding job outfitting our teams in uniforms.  Norm has been an exemplary volunteer to the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, and to the community at large.  Thank you, Norm!

 
 
 

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