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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Capt. James Cook, R.N.

1728-1779

 
 
Capt. James Cook, R.N. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Capt. James Cook, R.N. Marker
Inscription. After two historic voyages of the South Pacific[,] Cook was cruising the waters of the Pacific Northwest on his third and final voyage, with his two ships, Resolution and Discovery[.] He was searching for the western exit to the legendary Northwest Passage. In March, 1778, they put into Nootka Sound for repairs and to trade with the native people. With him on the voyage were Mr. William Bligh as Master of the Resolution and Midshipman George Vancouver. This statue was commissioned by the Victoria Environmental Enhancement Foundation and unveiled by the Honourable William Richards Bennett, Premier of the Province of British Columbia. June 12, 1976.
 
Erected 1976 by Environmental Enhancement Foundation.
 
Location. 48° 25.301′ N, 123° 22.135′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Government Street. Click for map. the monument to Capt. Cook is opposite the Empress Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Parade of Ships (a few steps from this marker); Empress Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Victoria
Capt. James Cook, R.N. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Capt. James Cook, R.N. Monument
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tsukuba (about 90 meters away); Royal Canadian Navy (about 90 meters away); Kwakiutl Bear Pole (about 90 meters away); Emily Carr (about 120 meters away); Arbutus Tree (Arbutus menziesii) (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  James Cook - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Capt. James Cook, R.N. Statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. Capt. James Cook, R.N. Statue
Capt. James Cook, R.N. Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2014
4. Capt. James Cook, R.N. Statue Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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