Captain James Cook

1728 – 1779


National Historic Person of Canada
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada



Photographs of
Monument

Fort Needham
Halifax

Nova Scotia

Located at Fort Needham, at the north end of Gottingen Street

GPS location:   44°39'55"N   63°36'01"W





Captain James Cook monument, Halifax
Captain James Cook monument looking west

Photographed on 25 August 2003



Captain James Cook, R.N. (Royal Navy)
Captain James Cook plaque, Halifax
Plaque after refurbishment (above)   Photographed 25 August 2003
Plaque before refurbishment (below)   Photographed 15 November 2002
Captain James Cook plaque, Halifax

James Cook distinguished himself for his tireless industry
and his scientific skill during Royal Navy operations in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Nova Scotia 1758 - 1762.
During this time, while he was based in Halifax, he developed
exceptional navigational and cartographic skills. He piloted
the fleet from Halifax that, under General Wolfe, in 1759
sailed up the St. Lawrence River and captured
the French colony of Quebec.

Captain James Cook monument, Halifax
Captain James Cook monument looking northwest,
with the Halifax Explosion monument in the background.

Photographed on 25 August 2003



Captain James Cook monument, Halifax
Captain James Cook monument looking northeast,
with the Tufts Cove generating station in the background.

Photographed on 15 November 2002






Captain James Cook portrait
Captain James Cook: A portrait by Nathaniel Dance painted in 1776,
the year in which Cook set off on his last journey.
Source: Nathan Kerl   http://members.tripod.com/~cuculus/cook1.gif





Links to Relevant Websites
Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook James Cook played a significant role in
the history of Nova Scotia.  He cruised the coasts of Nova Scotia
as a junior naval officer during the final years of that period when
the French were to lose possession of Acadia, and, for that matter,
all Canada, 1756-1763...
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1700-63/Cook.htm


Captain James Cook, by John Boileau
In recognition of Cook's time in Halifax, the Historic Sites and
Monuments Board of Canada erected a cairn and plaque to him.
It stands at Fort Needham, near the top of the hill and just south
of the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower...
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Captain James Cook, by John Boileau
Halifax Sunday Herald, 27 October 2002


Archived: 2002 November 05
http://www.herald.ns.ca/
    stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html

Archived: 2003 April 26
http://www.herald.ns.ca/
    stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html

Archived: 2003 August 21
http://www.herald.ns.ca/
    stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html


Captain James Cook On 12 June 1758 the Pembroke reached
Louisbourg to join the blockade of the fortress, which lasted until
July 26th when the French finally surrendered.  The next day Cook
met Samuel Holland, an Army surveyor-engineer, surveying on the
beach at Kennington Cove near Louisbourg.  Cook was curious
and, with Simcoe's permission, Holland began to teach Cook how
to survey and draw charts...
Cook would spend several winters and all of 1761 in Halifax...
    http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/jcr/~cookbio1.html


James Cook by Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook


Royal Navy history: Captain James Cook During the Eighteenth
Century, the British Admiralty engaged in a major programme of
scientific surveying that greatly increased knowledge of the
geography of the globe.  Most renowned of the officers involved
was Captain James Cook. His first survey was of Gaspe Bay
[Kennington Cove] in Nova Scotia in 1758...
    http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/3521.html


Captain Cook memorial Museum Whitby, England
...It was to this house that in 1746 James Cook, then a youth
aged seventeen, came to be apprenticed to Captain John Walker...
    http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk/


Memorial M5131: National Maritime Museum Greenwich, England
    http://www.nmm.ac.uk/memorials/Memorial.cfm?Cause=5
        &MemorialPage=2&MemorialID=M5131


The Cook Files James Cook in Canada, by David G. Fisher
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html


Captain James Cook
    http://users.orac.net.au/~mhumphry/jamescook.html


Captain James Cook
    http://collections.ic.gc.ca/placentia/cook.htm


Captain James Cook
    http://www.gold.ac.uk/world/endeavour/cook.html


The Maritimes: Cradle of Canadian Hydrography
    http://www.bedfordbasin.ca/Archives/
        OpenBio/PRKit62/maritims.html


Captain James Cook: The Map Maker
Cook's charts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia were so accurate
that they remained in use for the next hundred years...
    http://www.floreat.karoo.net/LOOKOUT/page11.htm


Captain James Cook Site Charting its Future
ACOA press release, 22 April 2005
    http://www.acoa.ca/e/media/press/press.shtml?3222







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