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Navigation notes of James Cook, 1758 [manuscript]
Bib ID 597654
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Cook, James, 1728-1779
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1758] 
0.06 m (1 folder) + 1 folio item. 
Summary

Navigation notes from Cook's survey of Quebec: 1. "Descriptions for sailing in and out of ports with soundings, marks for particular rocks, shoals etc. with latitudes, longitudes, tides and variations of the compass", 1758 (holograph, 4p.). Describes places visited in Quebec including Flat Island, Bonaventure Island, Cape Gaspe and Cape des Rosiers. 2. Photocopy of "Directions for sailing from the harbour of Louisbourgh to Quebec..." (25p), original held by the U.K. Hydrographic Office.

Biography/History

Explorer and navigator. In 1758, Cook crossed the Atlantic as master of the Pembroke and took part in the seige of Louisburg and the survey of the Saint Laurence River that led to the capture of Quebec.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 1627.

Includes photocopies.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-517535874

Original held by the UK Hydrographic Office under the reference OD791.

Related Material Associated material: Photographs of this collection held in: National Library of Australia Pictures Section. 
Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Archives.  |  Explorers -- Great Britain -- Archives.  |  Quebec (Province) -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1758 
Occupation Explorers.

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