Frank Ney

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Admiral of the Fleet

Frank Ney was the mayor of Nanaimo from 1967-1984 and 1986-1990. He was known for his outgoing personality, and his habit of attending civic events dressed up like a pirate. He had a central role in initiating the bathtub races across Georgia Strait from Nanaimo to Vancouver.

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Maffeo Sutton Park

In 1994 Jack Harman created the bronze statue “Admiral of the Fleet”  – the base was made from stone quarried from Newcastle Island.

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