2 3 live&learn&rejoice: Hawaii and Alaska

January 21, 2011

Hawaii and Alaska

The Captain James Cook who was killed on the island of Kauai in what became the State of Hawaii also explored Alaska.  In 1778 he explored the coast of Alaska while looking for a northwest passage that would connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  Cook's navigator was WIlliam Bligh; there is a reef in ALaska named Bligh Reef.  Bligh, of course, went on to greater fame as the captain of the HMS Bounty.

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