Opened by His Excellency Sir Eric Neal AC CVO on 30 September 2001, the Memorial is located in City Park, Port Pirie.
Mr Noel Smith, a resident of Port Pirie, former Merchant Navy seaman and Port Pirie tugboat officer designed the memorial, found the anchor located on the top of the memorial during a dredging operation in a creek near the Nystar plant and wrote the poem inscribed on the main plaque.
Inscriptions & Markings
They live in the curl of the breaking wave,
They sing when the sea winds blow,
They lay not confined in a land locked grave,
Nor in dim dark depths below.
Do you hear them laugh in the rippling tide,
Call free in the ocean breeze ?
Do you see them soar where great gulls glide
At peace with the fearsome seas ?
They live still in the hearts of those who wait
Held strong in the bonds of love
'Til their souls unite and congregate
In God`s great harbour above.
For those who were lost to the depths of the sea