Memorial: M5131

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


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


'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'


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


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