Photo Credit: roaming-the-planet
203 Carrall St
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.
Miss604, Illustrated Vancouver, Gastown Grand Prix