Many members are probably familiar with this statue of Captain Cook standing looking out over the harbor of the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
It is a fine memorial to the man who discovered the harbor back in 1778.
I have some friends in the area who were keen to take a batch of pictures of the statue, from varying angles, including some of the plaque on the statue, recounting its history.
Apart from what it says on the plaque, I don't know the circumstances that led to its erection.
Ms Hope Jeter, Los Angeles
See also Cook's Log, page 1677, vol. 22, no. 4 (1999)
I took these photos at the height of the Victoria tourist season. The streets here were filled with people from all walks of life and from all over the world. The statue of Captain Cook is situated facing the Empress Hotel which is a major land mark in our city. Behind his back is the inner harbour. Literally hundreds of people stop and view the statue each day, to read the inscription, or to take a photograph, often with a member of their family standing next to the statue. Captain Cook was the earliest English explorer on our coast and he is, therefore, well known throughout the community.
Peter Lindsay, Victoria, BC
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 23, volume 31, number 4 (2008).
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