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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

Peter von Payens has worked with the Astoria Aquatic Center as a lead guard and fitness instructor for a year and a half. Peter is a positive team member, always has an encouraging word for coworkers, has a very large knowledge of lifeguarding, keeps other staff focused on safety and working as a team. He excels in teaching new staff members rescue techniques and coaching staff to stay in practice as well as instruction in fitness. Peter teaches aqua aerobics classes, yoga classes and assists patrons in using the fitness center. Peter brings a positive presence to our facility when he works and helps to keep our patrons safe. Thank you for all your hard work Peter!

 

Park Partner of the Month

Dale Hirahara is a 50 year resident of Astoria and of those 50 years she has coached softball for 23 of them. Dale has been a volunteer head softball coach with Astoria Parks and Recreation for 3 years, an assistant for many more, and she has run softball skills camps and clinics for the last 15 years. Dale is one of the most requested coaches by players in our community teaching 1st year players to the most advanced level of competitive youth softball.  Her kindness and knowledge of basic fundamentals have been great tools in shaping the skill set of young ball players in Astoria. Dale has also coached and played in our adult softball leagues for 30 years. Dale has been an outstanding volunteer and valuable softball ambassador for Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, and to the community at large.  Thank you, Dale!

 
 
 

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