"Gassy Jack"

"Gassy Jack" (HMQWD)

Location: Vancouver, BC 31709 Greater Vancouver
Country: Canada

N 49° 17.001', W 123° 6.259'

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1830-1875

— The Founding Father of Gastown —

John Deighton was born in Hull, England. He was an adventurer, river boat pilot and captain, but best known for his "gassy" monologues as a saloonkeeper. His Deighton House Hotel, erected here on the first subdivided lot, burned in the Great Fire of June 13, 1886.

On December 25, 1986, this statue was dedicated to the City of Vancouver by the owner of this historic site, Howard Meakin, a third generation Vancouver realtor.
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HM NumberHMQWD
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 492413 N 5458960
Decimal Degrees49.28335000, -123.10431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 17.001', W 123° 6.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 17' 0.06" N, 123° 6' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Water St, Vancouver BC 31709, CA
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