This handsome chap knows where it’s at, with a funky beard and groovy hat. He sailed the seas both North and South, to see the truth from word of mouth.
Travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and more; there were many places that this captain could explore.
A cartographer they called him, a cartographer was he; he made maps of science, stars and the sea. His uniform laced with gold to wear, a sea captain at heart, with white curly hair.
In 1779 his journey ends. His last voyage to Hawaii is where he’d spend; spend his last days on the beautiful bay, with the fish and the ocean and the accidental swordplay.
Captain James Cook his name may be. He’s a well-known captain from British history. He opened our eyes to the countries southbound, by mapping in detail the countries he’d found.« Return to Significant People
What can you find out about Captain Cook from the poem?