In a world first, all three of explorer Captain James Cook’s handwritten journals from his three Pacific voyages will be on display together. The National Library of Australia’s Endeavour Journal will be joined by Cook’s two other journals, on loan from the British Library in London, to mark the 250th anniversary of the beginning of his three Pacific voyages.
The 20th Anniversary Captain Cook Hockey Tournament wrapped up March 4, 2018 at the Civic Centre in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Held during the 250th anniversary of Cook preparing his ‘Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland’, the 24 teams vied for bragging rights and commemorative James Cook 250 maps of the island of Newfoundland.
The Corner Brook Museum and Archives will celebrate Cook 250 through its permanent exhibit of ‘Cook and Canada’ developed in partnership with the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. The exhibit includes a copy of Cook’s map of the southern half of the West Coast of Newfoundland
On July 26, 2017, a 1.6 km scenic walking trail to Tortoise Head in Blow Me Down Provincial Park was designated the “James Cook Heritage Trail”. Joining Cabox Aspiring Geopark and Outer Bay of Islands Enhancement Committee members were special guests David Startzell, long-time Executive Director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and his wife Judy, former Editor of magazine A.T. Journeys.
On Canada Day 2017, the OBIEC / IATNL ‘Copper Mine To Cape Trail’ in York Harbour was designated the ‘Cape Blow Me Down Trail’ in honour of James Cook and his 1767 survey of the Bay of Islands. A number of storyboards at the trailhead and along the route to the Cape will tell the story of Cook in the bay.