Captain Vancouver, Royal Navy

As mentioned in a previous post about Vancouver City Hall, here's a sketch of the statue of Captain George Vancouver. It stands outside the north entrance of the building, overlooking the city and the north shore mountains. The caption on the plaque reads like this:

"On June 12th, 1792, Captain George Vancouver, R.N., celebrated mariner and intrepid explorer, under authority of His Majesty King George III of England, sailed into Burrard's Inlet and landed men on the site of the present City of Port Moody.

"To the memory of that enterprising mariner whose geographical accomplishments are venerated to this day and whose proud name this city bears, this memorial tablet is erected on behalf of the citizens of the City of Vancouver, this 22nd day of June, 1962."

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