The Charleston Fishermen's Memorial Committee has set Wednesday, April 6, as the deadline for submitting applications to add an eligible person's name to the Charleston Fishermen's Memorial at the Charleston Marina.
Names are engraved on one of three plaques -- 'Lost At Sea," 'In Memory of Charleston Fishermen" and 'In Memory of Charleston Fishermen's Industry" -- on the memorial, after review by members of the memorial committee.
The most significant criteria for adding the name of a commercial fishermen or commercial fishing industry person is that the person must have fished out of Charleston or been in the fishing industry out of Charleston/Coos Bay, making a significant contribution.
New additions to the plaques will be dedicated at the annual Blessing of the Fleet Memorial Service on Memorial Day, May 30.
Applications for the Charleston Fishermen's Memorial are available at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay's Charleston Marina Office, 63534 Kingfisher Road, near the outer boat basin.
For application information, contact Margery Whitmer of the Charleston Fishermen's Memorial Committee at 541-297-2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications should be sent to the Committee at P.O. Box 5882, Charleston, OR 97420.