B. Scott Tucker<br />Captain James Cook<br />
Born: Village of Marton in Yorkshire, son of a Scottish farm labourer.<br />Age 17 taken on as merchant navy apprentice, p...
Hired by the Royal Society to observe and record TheTransit of Venus.<br />Landed Tahiti, April 3, 1769<br />Mapped the Ne...
Cook promoted to Commander, HMS Resolution was his ship he commanded. <br />First to cross the Antarctic Circle 1/17/1773<...
First European to Visit the Hawaiian Islands. (January 1778 landed in Kauai.)<br />Purpose of voyage was to discover famed...
Map of Cpt. Cook’s Voyages<br />1st  Voyage (Red), 2nd Voyage (Green), 3rd Voyage (Blue)<br />
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook<br />Resources<br />
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Ning blog 1: Captain James Cook

  1. 1. B. Scott Tucker<br />Captain James Cook<br />
  2. 2. Born: Village of Marton in Yorkshire, son of a Scottish farm labourer.<br />Age 17 taken on as merchant navy apprentice, plying coal on the English Coast.<br />Skills/ Studies obtained: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Navigation, & Astronomy<br />Volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1755, where his skills helped him quickly promote up the ranks.<br />Who is Captain James Cook?<br />
  3. 3. Hired by the Royal Society to observe and record TheTransit of Venus.<br />Landed Tahiti, April 3, 1769<br />Mapped the New Zealand coastline.<br />April 1769 First recorded observation of indigenous Australians. <br />Returned to England with many new botanical specimens and had his journals published. <br /> 1stVoyage (1768-1771)<br />
  4. 4. Cook promoted to Commander, HMS Resolution was his ship he commanded. <br />First to cross the Antarctic Circle 1/17/1773<br />Landed in Tahiti and returned to England with a native by the name of Omai.<br />Cook had successful employment of the Larcum Kendall K1 Chronometer hat allowed Cook to calculate longitudinal position with greater accuracy.(technology)<br />2nd Voyage (1772-1775)<br />
  5. 5. First European to Visit the Hawaiian Islands. (January 1778 landed in Kauai.)<br />Purpose of voyage was to discover famed Northwest Passage. (Through the Bering Strait)<br />Mapped the West Coast of The North Americas. <br />Returned to Hawaii, where Cook was killed February 14, 1779. <br /> 3rdVoyage (1776-1779)<br />
  6. 6. Map of Cpt. Cook’s Voyages<br />1st Voyage (Red), 2nd Voyage (Green), 3rd Voyage (Blue)<br />
  7. 7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook<br />Resources<br />

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