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1772 to 1779 (Second and Third World Voyages)

 

225 Years Ago: Contents

In each issue of Cook's Log an article appears saying what was happening to Captain Cook 225 years earlier.
Some of these articles are available to be read here.

1769 April - June Cook was at Tahiti observing the Transit of Venus.     
1772 January - March Cook was preparing for his Second Voyage.
  April - June Cook was sailing from Deptford to Plymouth.
  July - September Cook was sailing south to Cape Town.
  October - December Cook was visiting Cape Town and sailing into the Antarctic Seas.
1773 January - March Cook was sailing in the Antarctic Seas, trying to find the extent of the Great Southern Continent.
  April - June Cook was recuperating at New Zealand before continuing to try to find the extent of the Great Southern Continent.
  July - September Cook was visiting Tahiti and the Society Islands.
  October - December Cook was visiting Tonga and New Zealand.
1774 January - March Cook was visiting Easter Island.
  April - June Cook was visiting the Marquesas islands, Tahiti, Huaheine, Niue and Nomuka.
  July - September Cook was visiting the New Hebrides and New Caledonia.
  October - December Cook was visiting New Zealand and Tierra del Fuego.
1775 January - March Cook was visiting South Georgia and Cape Town.
  April - June Cook was visiting Cape Town, St Helena and Ascension.
  July - September Cook was arriving home at the end of his Second Voyage.
  October - December Cook was editing his journals of his Second Voyage.
1776 January - March Cook was volunteering for his Third Voyage.
  April - June Cook was preparing for his Third Voyage.
  July - September Cook was sailing south in the Atlantic Ocean.
  October - December Cook was at Cape Town and Kerguelen Island.
1777 January - March Cook was at Tasmania and New Zealand on his Third Voyage.
  April - June Cook was among the Tongan Islands, where he was nearly killed.
  July - September Cook went from Tonga to Tahiti.
  October - December Cook was in the Society Islands and discovered Christmas Island.
1778 January - March Cook was at the western Hawaiian Islands and sailed to America.
  April - June Cook was searching the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska for a passage to the Atlantic.
  July - September Cook was searching the coasts of Asia and America for a passage to the Atlantic.
  October - December Cook was sailing south from America to the Hawaiian Islands.
1779 January - March Cook was at the eastern Hawaiian Islands, where he was killed.
  April - June Cook's ships sailed to Kamchatka on the east coast of Russia.

 

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science is awesome!!!!
By Toby Tomic on 6/5/2017 1:42:19 AM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Greetings,

I have heard that Captain cook crossed around the Antarctic circle.

Do you know if there are any references to this is his logs?

Thank you very much,

Hamish
By Hamish on 4/12/2016 6:03:41 AM Like:0 DisLike:1

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