Merchant Navy Lost Ones MemorialPrint Page
A monument commemorates those who were lost at sea while serving with the Merchant Navy.
|Address:||Ellen & Alexander Streets, City Park, Port Pirie, 5540|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.177137|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 30th September, 2001|
They live in the curl of the breaking wave,
They sing when the sea winds blow,
They lay not confined in a land locked grave,
Nor in dim dark depths below.
Do you hear them laugh in the rippling tide,
Call free in the ocean breeze ?
Do you see them soar where great gulls glide
At peace with the fearsome seas ?
They live still in the hearts of those who wait
Held strong in the bonds of love
'Til their souls unite and congregate
In God`s great harbour above.
Noel Smith Merchant Seaman
For those who were lost to the depths of the sea
Memorial unveiled by His Excellency Sir Eric Neal AC CVO Governor of South Australia and His Worship the Mayor Ken Madigan Port Pirie Regional Council
Memorial blessed and consecrated by Right Reverend Garry Weatherill Bishop of Willochra
30 September 2001