On this day 27th October,1728 the birth of Captain James Cook, English naval officer and one of the greatest navigators in history. His voyages in the Endeavour led to the European discovery of Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands. Thanks to Cook's understanding of diet, not member of the crew ever died of scurvy, the great killer on other voyages. In his youth he was apprenticed to a ship owner in Whitby.
Captain James Cook's Statue in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK - On West Cliff, overlooking the harbour you’ll find this statue of Captain James Cook – the famous British Naval explorer. Not only did James Cook learn seamanship in the area but Whitby built his first ship, the HMS Endeavour. They are obviously very proud of their maritime association with him.
Cook's Cottage was originally built in 1755 in Great Ayton Yorkshire England and moved to the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne to commemorate the voyages of Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia.
The Endeavour, this is the ship that captain James Cook sailed to Australia in. The original ship was rebuilt/restored here in Fremantle when I was in school, then it was launched and left us.... this is the first time it's returned.
1778 became the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands. In passing and after initial landfall in January 1778 at Waimea harbour, Kauai, Cook named the archipelago the Sandwich Islands after the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Pat and I bought our groceries from the store behind Captain Cook - so I walked by him nearly every day.