Pirate Mayor of Nanaimo

Regular price $25.00

Frank Ney was a larger-than-life mayor of Nanaimo, B.C. who went around dressed as a pirate and was a beloved figure for many decades.

First elected in 1964, he served for 21 years. One of his most memorable legacies was that he was key to the bathtub races which went from Nanaimo over to Vancouver, and which still take place today.

Ney was also involved in real estate, and with his brother bought Protection Island - just off Nanaimo - and subdivided it, giving it pirate-themed nicknames like Captain Morgan's Blvd, Treasure Trail and Pirate Lane.

Ney left a huge legacy in this Vancouver Island city, and a statue has been erected in his honour. Learn all about him in the documentary we produced HERE, available to watch for free online.

• Unisex fit, soft feel
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the centre

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½ 33 ½
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28