100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy
One hundred years later, on May 4, 2010 this statue is dedicated to tens of thousands of Canadians who answered boat the call of their country and of the sea through service in Canada’s Navy. From cities, town and villages and First Nations communities, they stepped forward to stand their watch at sea through two World Wars, War in Korea, the Cold War, the first Gulf War and the War on Terrorism. These ordinary men and women were extraordinary in their accomplishments and helped shape the history of Canada as a great maritime nation.
This statue is inspired by public gratitude for their service
May 4, 2010
Location. 48° 25.388′ N, 123° 22.155′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Wharf Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The “Veteran Sailor” (within shouting distance of this marker); Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Canadian Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Windsor Hotel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Arbutus Tree (Arbutus menziesii) (about 120 meters away); Old Victoria Custom House (about 150 meters away); The Parade of Ships (about 150 meters away); Vancouver Island Wallmap Mural (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . History of the Royal Canadian Navy. (Submitted on November 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.