James Cook sailed in His Majesty's Ship Pembroke as Master from Europe to Newfoundland in 1758.
During 1758 and 1759 he was present at the important battles with the French at Louisbourg and Quebec.
He then joined His Majesty's Ship Northumberland as Master, protecting the area from the French.
From 1762 to 1768 he was active in and around Newfoundland,.surveying the coasts during the summers, and producing charts back in London during the winters.
Several articles about his time here have been published in Cook's Log.
Some of these articles are available to be read here.