Capt. James Cook, R.N.

Capt. James Cook, R.N. (HMWQ8)

Location: Victoria, BC 02840 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.301', W 123° 22.135'

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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.
HM NumberHMWQ8
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByEnvironmental Enhancement Foundation
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 2:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472705 N 5363236
Decimal Degrees48.42168333, -123.36891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.301', W 123° 22.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 18.06" N, 123° 22' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 993 Inner-Harbour Pathway, Victoria BC 02840, CA
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