Anchorage, Alaska — Northwest
Captain James Cook
— Navigator, Explorer, Chartmaker, Scientist, Humanist / 1728 – 1779 —
His second voyage (1772–75) to Antarctica and the South Pacific added the Friendly Isles, New Caledonia, Easter Island, Cook Island and New Georgia to the map.
In 1776, Captain Cook set out on his third voyage, aboard his flagship “Resolution”, to find a north-west passage
James Cook, a farm hand’s son who became a Captain in the Royal Navy and gold medalist of the Royal Society, lives in history is the greatest explorer–navigator the world has known. His real memorial is on the map of the world.
This monument, created by Derek Freeborn after the statue in Whitby, were James Cook began his career as a seaman, was donated by the British Petroleum Company as a contribution to the Bicentennial celebration of the United States of America.
Erected 1976 by British Petroleum Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1792.
Location. 61° 13.159′ N, 149° 54.238′ W. Marker is in Anchorage, Alaska. Marker can be reached from L Street. This marker is attached to the base of a statue of James Cook. The statue and marker are located in Resolution Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anchorage AK 99501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Resolution Park 1776 / 1778 (here, next to this marker); Oscar Gill HouseTsunami! (approx. 2.9 miles away); Turnagain Heights Slide (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Earth Did Quake (approx. 2.9 miles away); Anchorage Aloft! (approx. 2.9 miles away); Measuring the Magnitude of Damage (approx. 2.9 miles away); What is this “Rock Man”? (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anchorage.
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Also see . . .
1. James Cook. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Captain Cook Time-line. Captain Cook Country (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Cook Inlet. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.