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 George Vancouver

George Vancouver

Birth
Kings Lynn, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Death 12 May 1798 (aged 40)
Petersham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Petersham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Plot Beside east wall of churchyard
Memorial ID 4947 · View Source
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Explorer. Born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, he began his nautical career in 1772, when appointed to a position under Captain James Cook sailing the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. In 1790 as a Captain, he was chosen to represent England to make an extensive exploration for any river or passage the might connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. As pilot of the flagship Discovery, he discovered Puget Sound, explored the mainland of British Columbia, Port Discovery, Mount Rainier, Port Orchard, Whidbey Island, Vashon Island, Hood Canal and was the first European to explore the inner waters of Burrard Inlet. On return to England in failing health in 1792, he prepared his journals for publication that he had discovered a navigable river. He retired to Petersham, on the outskirts of London where lived until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Vancouver (22 Jun 1757–12 May 1798), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4947, citing St Peter Churchyard, Petersham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .