San Diego, California: Tunaman's Memorial

Dead bronze tunamen posed with their lines taught, hauling in whoppers for eternity.

Address:
1590-1718 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA
Directions:
Drive south on Rosecrans St. At the stoplight turn left onto Shelter Island Drive. Take first right off the traffic circle. Drive a half-mile. The memorial will be on the left, just past the playground and parking lot.
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Tunaman's Memorial.

Tunaman's Memorial

The Tunaman's Memorial honors those who built an industry, and remembers those who departed this harbor in the sun and did not return.

[Missy, 05/05/2019]

The sculpture, by Franco Vianello, depicts Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Slavic tunamen, who at one time had San Diego as their home port. It was dedicated in October 1988.


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