Black Frank

Black Frank

Black Frank was the Lord of Nanaimo
And Admiral’d the fleet that made tubs go
When they mounted an engine
“Well,” Frank said, “let’s go racin’!”
Across Georgia Strait, what a great show!

Black Frank
Admiral of the Fleet
Mayor of Nanaimo
The Sunporch of Canada
Jewel of the West
Bathtub Capital of the World

Maffeo Sutton Park
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, yesterday, July 25, 2015

Black Frank, aka Frank Ney, was a key instigator and promoter of the Great Bathtub Race across Georgia Strait from Nanaimo to Vancouver, the first one being held in 1967 as part of Canada’s Centennial celebrations.

Later today, I’ll post a photo essay of images from the race and parade.

More about the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society’s annual World Championship Bathtub Race