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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Captain George Vancouver

Captain George Vancouver
Captain George Vancouver, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Statue in front of the Custom House, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Capt George Vancouver was born in King's Lynn in 1757 was honoured for his work in charting the Pacific Northwest coastline from San Diego to Anchorage in the late 18th century.


  1. He looks to be quite young even in this likeness.

    1. I thought that was striking too. Either they modelled it on his younger years (he starting sailing as a teenager, with Capt Cook) or he aged well. He was only 40 when he died.


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