A: Our KION Question came from Delores in Monterey.
"I was wondering why the City of Monterey does not have a memorial dedicated to fisherman lost at sea?," asked Delores.
According to Monterey Harbormaster Steve Scheiblauer, there's an effort underway right now for a lost at sea memorial along the Monterey coast. A fundraising dinner was held on August 3rd for the cause. Scheiblauer said Congressman Sam Farr was in attendance.
According to Scheiblauer, there's about 130 names ready for the memorial. "It's the most dangerous industry in the country," said Scheiblauer. He's worked in both Santa Cruz and Monterey and admited he recognized some names of fisherman he's met over the years.
Right now, there is a statue of a man holding a fishing net on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf (Wharf #1), which is dedicated to fisherman in general. Although no names are listed on the statue.
For more information, contact the Monterey Harbormaster's office at 831-646-3951.