Memorial: M5131

Memorial in Fort Needham, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada commemorating Captain James Cook, RN, d. 1779

Location

Fort Needham, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Rest of the World

Transcript

'CAPTAIN JAMES COOK R.N. / James Cook distinguished himself for his 'indefatigable / industry' and his scientific skill during naval operations / in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Nova Scotia be- / tween 1758 and 1762. He spent those same winters in / Halifax compiling charts of the St. Lawrence and descrip- / tions of the coast of Nova Scotia from previous charts / and from the results of his summer surveys. Meanwhile, / by adapting the techniques of military engineers to the / marine situation, he evolved those new methods of sur- / veying which he later put to such good use in Newfound- / land and the South Pacific. / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada / Government of Canada'

Details

Description: Bronze plaque inscribed in English and French fixed to a stone plinth. The plaque was produced and installed by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, an agency of the Canadian Government.
Type: Memorial
Materials: stone, bronze

People

Cook, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 14/2/1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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