Captain Vancouver: North-West Navigator (Paperback)
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Captain Vancouver: North-West Navigator (Paperback)

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When Captain Cook set out to seek a western entrance to the fabled North West Passage, his instructions allowed him no more than the briefest contact with the coast of north-west America. The burden of that survey was to fall on George Vancouver, one of his midshipmen. Vancouver was sent, with two ships, to explore the coast and to claim land for Britain. His remarkably accurate survey of the coast was to set a standard that lasted over a century. There was much more to his journey than the tracing of the coast. Extraordinarily young crews, inexperienced officers and a doctor set on Vancouver's downfall, all combined to test Vancouver's leadership to the limit. For five years, he kept his men together and returned with few casualties, itself a rare occurrence. He also returned with new lands discovered and the sovereignty of Hawaii in his pocket. He returned to a land at war and was soon forgotten in all but his native Kings Lynn. But his name has been immortalised on shores far from home.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752438924
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 248 x 172 x 10 mm

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Phillip Taylor MBE

“Captain Vancouver”

VANCOUVER'S REMARKABLE TRAVELS It was a delight to hear that the first full scale biography of Captain George Vancouver had been commissioned in 2000 just after the two hundredth anniversary of his death in the... More

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29th June 2008
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Phillip Taylor MBE

“GEORGE VANCOUVER’S REMARKABLE TRAVELS”

GEORGE VANCOUVER’S REMARKABLE TRAVELS

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

It was a delight to hear that the first full scale biography of Captain George Vancouver... More

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15th May 2017
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