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George Vancouver

King's Lynn 1757 - Petersham 1798
English officer of the British Royal Navy, best known for his 1791-95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions
(Wikipedia)
Penelope Reeve
2000

King's Lynn /  George Vancouver   King's Lynn /  George Vancouver

Description

Bronze statue of George Vancouver as sea captain holding a telescope and a scroll (map?).

Inscription(s)

On the base of the statue:

Captain George Vancouver
1792

TO THE MEMORY

OF

CAPTAIN GEORGE VANCOUVER, RN.

born king's lynn 1757     died petersham 1798

a great navigator & surveyor

from 1791 to 1795
captain vancouver precisely charted many thousands
of miles of the northwest pacific coastline
from san diego california to anchorage alaska

(To King George III)

Captain Vancouver was not undeserving the honour
of trust reposed in him; and that he has fulfilled the
objective of his commission from your majesty with
diligence and fidelity
(John Vancouver

The plinth is of stone from the Pacific West Coast
of Canada

Erected in the year 2000

Signed: Penelope Reeve 2000

King's Lynn / George Vancouver

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°45'13" E 0°23'34"

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