Second voyage of James Cook - Wikipedia

During his three great voyages Cook kept detailed records of the position of his ship and charted his course across the vast tracts of empty ocean. Amongst Cook’s great achievements were the first accurate charts of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia, the location of many Pacific islands and his exploration in the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic circles.

BBC - History - Captain James Cook

James Cook was born on 27 October 1728 in a small village near Middlesbrough in Yorkshire

James Cook - New World Encyclopedia

Cook's third voyage was to find the North-West Passage that was believed to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Unable to find the fabled route, Cook took his two ships south and explored the island of Hawaii. Relations with the islanders were soured after the theft of a ship's boat. On 14 February Cook tried to take the local leader hostage. There was a scuffle and Cook was stabbed and killed.

Google Earth | Captain James Cook

Cook revolutionized Europe's knowledge of the South Pacific in his great circumnavigations 1768-71 and 1772-75. In July 1776 he began a third voyage, to search for a . He sailed east across the Pacific and anchored in , on Vancouver Island (29 March 1778). His men repaired his ships and carried on a lucrative trade with the Nootka for otter pelts. He departed 26 April 1778 and sailed into Bering Strait in search of the passage, retreating in the face of a wall of ice. He was killed in the Sandwich Islands in an altercation with the local people.

Europeans had been searching for rich new lands in the Southern Hemisphere long before Captain James Cook arrived on the east coast of Australia in 1770.

Based on Captain James Cook's three voyages

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14/02/2018 · James Cook: James Cook, British naval captain, navigator, and explorer who sailed the seaways and coasts of Canada and the Pacific Ocean.