Captain James Cook

1728 – 1779


National Historic Person of Canada
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada



Photographs of
Monument

Fort Needham
Halifax

Nova Scotia

Located at Fort Needham, at the north end of Gottingen Street


GPS location:   44°39'55"N   63°36'02"W
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Captain James Cook monument, Halifax
Captain James Cook monument looking west

Photographed on 25 August 2003



Captain James Cook, R.N. (Royal Navy)
Captain James Cook plaque, Halifax
Plaque after refurbishment (above)   Photographed 25 August 2003
Plaque before refurbishment (below)   Photographed 15 November 2002
Captain James Cook plaque, Halifax

James Cook distinguished himself for his tireless industry
and his scientific skill during Royal Navy operations in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Nova Scotia 1758 - 1762.
During this time, while he was based in Halifax, he developed
exceptional navigational and cartographic skills. He piloted
the fleet from Halifax that, under General Wolfe, in 1759
sailed up the St. Lawrence River and captured
the French colony of Quebec.

Captain James Cook monument, Halifax
Captain James Cook monument looking northwest,
with the Halifax Explosion monument in the background.

Photographed on 25 August 2003



Captain James Cook monument, Halifax
Captain James Cook monument looking northeast,
with the Tufts Cove generating station in the background.

Photographed on 15 November 2002






Captain James Cook portrait by Nathaniel Dance, 1776
Captain James Cook: A portrait by Nathaniel Dance painted in 1776,
the year in which Cook set off on his last journey.

Source: Article "James Cook" Hungarian Wikipedia






Links to Relevant Websites
Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook James Cook played a significant role in
the history of Nova Scotia.  He cruised the coasts of Nova Scotia
as a junior naval officer during the final years of that period when
the French were to lose possession of Acadia, and, for that matter,
all Canada, 1756-1763...
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1700-63/Cook.htm


Captain James Cook, by John Boileau
In recognition of Cook's time in Halifax, the Historic Sites and
Monuments Board of Canada erected a cairn and plaque to him.
It stands at Fort Needham, near the top of the hill and just south
of the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower...
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Captain James Cook, by John Boileau
Halifax Sunday Herald, 27 October 2002

Archived: 2002 November 05
http://web.archive.org/web/20021105122710/http://www.herald.ns.ca/
    stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html

Archived: 2003 April 26
http://web.archive.org/web/20030426140522/http://www.herald.ns.ca/
    stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html

Archived: 2003 August 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20030821165853/http://www.herald.ns.ca/
    stories/2002/10/27/f269.raw.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 12 April 2010.


Captain James Cook On 12 June 1758 the Pembroke reached
Louisbourg to join the blockade of the fortress, which lasted until
July 26th when the French finally surrendered.  The next day Cook
met Samuel Holland, an Army surveyor-engineer, surveying on the
beach at Kennington Cove near Louisbourg.  Cook was curious
and, with Simcoe's permission, Holland began to teach Cook how
to survey and draw charts...
Cook would spend several winters and all of 1761 in Halifax...
    http://web.archive.org/web/20061229130810/http://pages.quicksilver.net.nz/jcr/~cookbio1.html


James Cook Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/cook_james_4E.html


James Cook Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook


Royal Navy history: Captain James Cook During the Eighteenth
Century, the British Admiralty engaged in a major programme of
scientific surveying that greatly increased knowledge of the
geography of the globe.  Most renowned of the officers involved
was Captain James Cook. His first survey was of Gaspe Bay
[Kennington Cove] in Nova Scotia in 1758...
    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/sitecore/content/home/about-the-royal-navy/
             organisation/life-in-the-royal-navy/history/naval-leaders/captain-james-cook


Captain Cook memorial Museum Whitby, England
...It was to this house that in 1746 James Cook, then a youth
aged seventeen, came to be apprenticed to Captain John Walker...
    http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk/


The Cook Files: James Cook in Canada, by David G. Fisher
Arriving in Canada untutored in the arts and science of cartography,
Cook departed as a brilliant draftsman with a remarkable body of work,
coinciding directly with some of the most significant upheavals and
events in the nation's history, including the construction of Halifax;
the siege at Louisbourg; the conquest of Quebec; the mapping of
Newfoundland; the first European discovery of British Columbia...

The Wayback Machine
has archived copies of
The Cook Files
James Cook in Canada

by David G. Fisher

Archived: 2003 August 11
http://web.archive.org/web/20030811001446/
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html

Archived: 2003 December 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20031209080109/
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html

Archived: 2004 April 04
http://web.archive.org/web/20040404045951/http://
    home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html

Archived: 2004 October 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20041021051426/http://
    home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html

Archived: 2005 March 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20050309054406/http://
    home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html

Archived: 2005 November 19
http://web.archive.org/web/20051119115938/
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/cook.html


These links were accessed and
found to be valid on 12 April 2010.



Kennington Cove


Kennington Cove is one of the most significant
yet least-known historical sites in Canada...

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of
Kennington Cove
by David G. Fisher

Archived: 2003 August 30
http://web.archive.org/web/20030830062101/
    home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/kenningtonsmall/kenningtoncove.html

Archived: 2004 April 12
http://web.archive.org/web/20040412234942/
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/kenningtonsmall/kenningtoncove.html

Archived: 2005 March 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20050309072141/
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/kenningtonsmall/kenningtoncove.html

Archived: 2005 November 19
http://web.archive.org/web/20051119135545/
    http://home.golden.net/~tekapo/cook/kenningtonsmall/kenningtoncove.html

These links were accessed and found to be valid
on 12 April 2010,  20 October 2013.



Captain James Cook
    http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/placentia/cook.htm


Captain James Cook
    http://www.gold.ac.uk/world/endeavour/cook.html


Captain Cook and the Scourge of Scurvy
by BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/
        empire_seapower/captaincook_scurvy_01.shtml







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy Cove, Terence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Whalesback Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Whalesback
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/swisswhale.html


William Roue, Millennium Plaque Millennium Plaque: William Roue Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/roueplq.html


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax Fort Massey Cemetery Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/fortmasseycem.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/sailor-statue.html


Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing Norwegian memorial, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/norwayhfx.html


Last Post Fund veterans memorial, Halifax Last Post Fund veterans memorial Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/lastpostmem.html


Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, Halifax Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, 1813 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/shannon.html


Admiral Walter Hose plaque, Halifax Admiral Walter Hose plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/admwhose.html


Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alexwill.html


Alexander Keith monument Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/keithal.html


Sir John Wentworth plaque Sir John Wentworth plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/wentworthj.html


Vincent Coleman tombstone Vincent Coleman tombstone Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/colemanpv.html


Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Herring Cove
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/tribuneplq.html


Moose River Gold Mine Moose River Gold Mine collapse Moose River Gold Mines
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/moosegoldm.html


Donald McKay memorial Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/dmckay.html


Rawding Captains monument Rawding Captains monument Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/rawdingm.html


Taylor Wood tombstone John Taylor Wood tombstone Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/woodtaylor.html


John Cabot 1497 memorial John Cabot 1497 memorial Aspy Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/victco/aspycabot.html


Memorial, unidentified dead, Halifax Explosion, 6 December 1917 Memorial, Unidentified Dead, Halifax Explosion 1917 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/unidentified1917.html


Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Plaque, Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto Duc d'Anville's 1746 Encampment at Chebucto Rockingham
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/danvillemon.html


Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/windsorjctm.html


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    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
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       2013 Jul     50
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       2013 May     56
       2013 Apr    161
       2013 Mar    147
       2013 Feb     60
       2013 Jan     59

       2012 Dec     79
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In the above monthly hits report, note the large traffic component attributable to students.
In July and August of each year, when the schools are closed, traffic is sharply reduced.



First uploaded to the WWW:   2002 December 27
New photographs installed:   2003 December 20
Added Google Map link:   2007 December 22
Latest update:   2013 October 20