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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Captain James Cook

From 1763 to 1767, Captain James Cook, R.N., directed a survey embracing the greater part of the coast of Newfoundland.  The charting of this coastline was the first scientific, large scale hydrographic survey to use precise triangulation to establish land outline.  It produced a collection of charts which remained standard for a century. The choice of Cook to carry out Pacific exploration was the result of his success in Newfoundland.  Cook’s visit to this area on his ascent of the Humber as far as Deer Lake was part of the first serious attempt to delineate the inland topography of Newfoundland.




Pano View of Corner Brook, Newfoundland 



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