In Mariner's Park memorials name boats and crews hailing from Prince Rupert and lost at sea over the last several decades. Stories of total loss can be deduced from multiple names, same ship, same date. Another memorial marks the arrival in BC of the small Japanese fishing vessel Kazu Maru, hailing from Osawe (PR's sister city) and lost at sea in 1985. 18 months later she drifted ashore in Haida Gwaii. Because of the sister-city coincidence, Prince Rupert residents restored the boat and built the Shinto shrine in memory of skipper Kazukio Sakamoto. It's a touching gesture and typical of the instinctive solidarity of the maritime trades worldwide.
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