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Captain Cook - part 2

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This video covers:  A veteran sailor recounts Captain Cook's final voyage aboard HMS Resolution.

I was with Captain Cook on his final voyage aboard HMS Resolution. We sailed to the Pacific Ocean and on to Tahiti where we dropped Omai back home; he was an islander who had sailed to England with Captain Cook on his second voyage. We then sailed north in search of a northwest passage, a way around the north of the American continent but instead we first found the Hawaiian Islands and became the first Europeans to make formal contact with the people there. After leaving the Islands we came across an archipelago that we named the Sandwich Islands after The Earl of Sandwich, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Then setting sail once again we explored the west coast of America sailing the northern limits of the Pacific ocean in search of a way through to the Atlantic, but it was no use, we couldn’t find a way through so we finally turned south calling into Vancouver Island and then onto Hawaii again where things unfortunately things did not go well.
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