Artwork in memory of the illustrious fishing past Cor van Bokkem

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About the artwork

This artwork is a memorial monument. It commemorates the Pernis fishermen who died at sea. The sculpture depicts a ship on turbulent waves. A skipper is at the helm, the sails of the boat are tattered and the women and mothers who are left are heading for the church, where their hopes were based. A plaque has been applied to the work with the text: 'In memory of the glorious fishing past of Pernis. The fishermen sail from this place. Many did not return '. Below that is the name of the creator of the artwork Cor van Bokkem, a former resident of Pernis.

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About the artist

Cor van Bokkem is a former resident of Pernis. No further information about the artist was found.