The Arctic: Exploration Timeline

Arctic discovery timeline

Arctic Timeline: Ancient Times from 330 BC to 1000 AD
Arctic Timeline from 1594-1610
Arctic Timeline from 1725-1779
Arctic Timeline from 1776-1779
Arctic Timeline from 1819-1831
Arctic Timeline from 1845-1873
Arctic Timeline 1878
Arctic Timeline from 1879-1882
Arctic Timeline from 1882-1884
Arctic Timeline from 1886-1909
Arctic Timeline from 1893-1895
Arctic Timeline from 1903-1905
Arctic Timeline from 1910-1915
Arctic Timeline from 1918-1925
Arctic Timeline 1930
Arctic Timeline 1958
Arctic Timeline from 1970-1990s
Arctic Timeline from 1993-1998
Arctic Timeline from 2007-2008
Official portrait of Captain James Cook
Official portrait of Captain James Cook from the National Maritime Museum, United Kingdom. © Public domain.

1776-1779

James Cook, English naval captain and explorer, sailed on the ships Discovery and Resolution on his final voyage of exploration along the west American coast and up to Bering Straits as far as 70°41’N with the hope of finding the Northwest Passage. There he ran into ice that stretched as far as he could see, demonstrating the separation between the Asian and American continents. It was on his way home from this voyage that he met his death in Hawaii after he tried to recover one of the Discovery’s boats that had been stolen by the natives.

 

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