The "Veteran Sailor"
The statue is of John Mason who enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve at age 18 in 1942 as a Stoker 2nd Class. After serving in the North Atlantic for the duration of the Second World War he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and returned to the Navy in 1949 as an officer. He later served during the Korean conflict. In 1964 he was the first Engineering Officer to command a destroyer. He retired in 1978 at the rank of Captain.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
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|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 11:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 472642 N 5363406|
|Decimal Degrees||48.42321667, -123.36978333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.393', W 123° 22.187'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 23.58" N, 123° 22' 11.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 812 Inner-Harbour Pathway, Victoria BC V8W 1T2, CA|
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