Monument to Captain Cook (Victoria BC)

by John M. MacFarlane 2016

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CAPTION (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

The plaque text states"CAPT. JAMES COOK, R.N. 1728–1779 After two historic voyages to 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 Passge. 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. The statue was commissioned by the Victoria Environmental Foundation and unveiled by The Honourable William Richards Bennett Premier of the Province of British Columbia. July 12, 1976.

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CAPTION (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

The statue was commissioned by the Victoria Environmental Foundation which does not appear to be currently in existence.



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