in St. Martins, New Brunswick, has
been trying to raise money to buy a
long-lost ship's figurehead. Earlier
this month they succeeded in their
quest to bring the figurehead home.
There is a little bit of a dispute over
who the figurehead actually depicts.
The Quaco Museum claims it is a
representation of Prince Albert
Victor, the grandson of Queen
Victoria. However, Ronald J. Jack
over at The Lost Valley Blog has put
together a good argument for a
Queen Victoria. As a child he found school irksome and after
receiving an undeserved punishment from his tutor he ran
away. However, he quickly ran out of money and was hauled
back. Queen Victoria, after hearing about her nephews desire
for adventure, suggested he join the Royal Navy to see the
world. He became an officer in the Royal Navy in 1848. He
served in the Mediterranean and Far East before retiring from
active service in 1866.
At that point in time he took up sculpting and became quite
skilled. Wikipedia maintains a good listing of his works.
But his most famous work is probably the statue of Alfred the
the idea that the figurehead just might represent Prince Victor
of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. He led an interesting life and
deserves a bit more attention.
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