Captain / Capitaine James Cook

Captain / Capitaine James Cook (HM1H86)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia 95310 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 39.939', W 63° 36.053'

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(1728-1779)

English

Before the voyages that brought him world fame as Captain Cook, this British Royal Navy officier complied navigational charts for the coasts of Quebec and Nova Scotia. While based in Halifax from 1758 to 1762, he learned triangulation and other valuable skills, which later enabled him to produce the first scientific, large-scale hydrographic survey of the dangerous coast of Newfoundland. His charts were to remain standard for a century. Cook masterful work prompted the Admiralty to choose him to lead three voyages to the Pacific, where his superior skills yielded a rich legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge.



French

Avant les exp?ditions qui firent sa renomm?e, cet officier de la marine royale britannique dressa de cartes de navigation pour les c?tes du Qu?bec et de la Nouvelle-?cosse. En poste ? Halifax de 1758 ? 1762, il apprit la triangulation et d?autres habilet qui l?aid?rent ? r?aliser la premier lev? hydrographique scientifique ? grand ?chelle des c?tes p?rilleuses de Terre-Neuve. Ses cartes firent autorit? durant un si?cle. Ce travail remarquable incita l?Amiraut? ? le nommer ? la t?te de trois voyages d?exploration dans la Pacifique, o? ses talents exceptionnels permirent de r?aliser de grands avanc?es pour la science.
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HM NumberHM1H86
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 452366 N 4945985
Decimal Degrees44.66565000, -63.60088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 39.939', W 63° 36.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 39' 56.34" N, 63° 36' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3270 Union St, Halifax Nova Scotia 95310, CA
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