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Empress of Japan
Empress of Japan
Empress of Japan
Empress of Japan
Stanley Park
By pathway after Brockton Point
Fibreglass cast
Memorial or monument
In place
City of Vancouver
Description of work
A heritage monument, this is a fibreglas reproduction of the original figurehead which was installed in 1923 and is now in the Maritime Museum. It commemorates the Empress of Japan which sailed into Vancouver during 1891-1922.
Artist statement
The Empress of Japan sailed between Vancouver and the Orient between 1891 and 1922. The original figurehead was saved by the Vancouver Daily Province and presented to the Park Board in 1928. In 1960 the badly deteriorated original was replaced with a fibreglass original . The original is kept at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
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