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Royal Canadian Navy Monument

Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4, Canada

Naval Gazing

The result of a 2009 design competition, the Royal Canadian Navy Monument recognizes past and current Canadians serving in the Royal Canadian Navy and is a symbol of the organization's unique character.

The monument's main feature is a large white "sail" topped by a gilded globe and set into a dark granite base. These three colors—white, black, and gold—are the colors of the navy. Other details like the anchor, rigging, and inscriptions fill out the monument and create a thoughtful commemoration.