Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S.
1728 - 1779
Captain James Cook, Royal Navy
"Captain James Cook - the ablest and most renowned navigator
this or any country hath produced.
profession and great undertakings."
Lord Palliser, Cook's superior in the Royal Navy
He mapped the Pacific Islands, discovered the Sandwich
Islands (now the Hawaiian Islands),
circum navigated Antarctica, charted the North and South Island
of New Zealand, and was the first European to sail and chart the
eastern coastline of Australia.
Captain Cook was the
first to circumnavigate
His charts are so accurate that they can still be used to this day.
Member of the Captain Cook Society