Homer has a wonderful and unique memorial to those who have lost their lives at sea. My mother is from Gloucester, Massachusetts where the Fisherman's Memorial there is the shrine to mariners against which all others are measured.
Homer's Seafarer's Memorial stands up pretty well. It has a fine feel of a "local" fisherman wearing the heavy bibs and ratty sweatshirt that are traditional for the folks who go out into Cook Inlet and beyond. In his hands he holds a dock line he's getting ready to throw. Around the Holiday Season lighted spruce boughs are put in his hands.
Each May, the annual blessing of the fleet is held at the memorial. The memorial really stands out, especially visible from the water, as you go in and out of the harbor.
SKOOKUM BLOG ˈsko͝kəm Pacific Northwest Indian adjective / informal : (of a person or object) strong, brave, or impressive.