Large monument mushrooms in a back section of the cemetery.

Sailors' Union of the Pacific Monument

Field review by the editors.

Colma, California

On any cemetery safari in Colma "City of the Dead," there are several worthy, unique sights in Olivet Memorial Park. Just past "Clown Alley," where circus "showfolk" are buried, is a large black stone monument. It commemorates deceased members of a labor union founded in San Francisco in 1885 -- the Sailors' Union of the Pacific.

The sculptured figure, rising out of the stone, looks like a mysterious, cloaked superhero, gripping a ship's wheel.

Sailors' Union of the Pacific Monument

Olivet Memorial Park

Address:
1651 Hillside Blvd., Colma, CA
Directions:
Olivet Memorial Park. north side of Hillside Blvd. From entrance, head straight back, follow the main curving road to the left. Monument on the right.
Hours:
Cemetery gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
650-755-0322
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