Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Tunaman's Memorial

From yesterday's photo, Stu commented on the tuna fishing and canning industry here in San Diego, so I thought this would be a nice follow-up to his comment. At one point, San Diego was known as the tuna capital of the world (read more history here). This is Tunaman's Memorial located on Shelter Island in Point Loma. The memorial honors those who worked in the San Diego tuna fishing industry.


Anonymous Heather said...

I love that memorial i had taken a picture of it years ago, but lost all the images from back then

Wed Jul 12, 05:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger edwin s said...

Good to know there's a memorial for the hardworking people who are pivotal in the process of my favorite fish, both sashimi and canned.

wonderful post and picture felicia!

Wed Jul 12, 08:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Aaron G said...

I've never seen this statue.

Wed Jul 12, 10:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Great post Felicia!

Thu Jul 13, 12:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

Looks like you got a winner - I like tuna sandwiches =)

Thu Jul 13, 05:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kris said...

very lively! tuna sandwich is one of my comfort food ;)

Thu Jul 13, 05:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Natalie said...

Cool memorial. Wow, three rods pulling in one fish.

Thu Jul 13, 06:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rob said...

Great shot. Any memorials to the tuna?

Thu Jul 13, 06:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stu "El Ingl├ęs" Harris said...

It's a pity the tuna industry has left town, or you could have got a shot of a modern tuna boat, with its HUGE purse-seine, helicopter perched on the cabin roof, etc. Quite a contrast...

Thu Jul 13, 09:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone! We get some great fresh fish here. Haha Bob, there are not enough tuna left today that remember the good old days!

Mon Jul 17, 12:34:00 AM PDT  

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