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Pioneer Maple Tree Monument to Captain John Deighton

Photo Credit: roaming-the-planet

Address

203 Carrall St

Neighbourhood

Gastown

Type

Other

Significance

O

Description

This 6 foot copper statue of Captain John “Gassy Jack” Deighton was sculpted by Vern Simpson. John Deighton (1830-1875) was the founding father of Gastown. Born in Hull, England, he was an adventurer, river boat pilot and captain and saloon keeper. The sculpture was commissioned by a group of Gastown developers in 1970. Over a period of several years, the sculpture moved to various locations in Gastown. It came to its current spot where Deighton built his saloon, one of the first buildings in Vancouver, back in 1867.

Source

Miss604, Illustrated Vancouver, Gastown Grand Prix