628 Steinbach Nutcracker James Cook
The great English circumnavigator (1728
ó 1779) was the first to discover the East Coast of Australia. He is
also famous for circumnavigating New Zealand. Under the commission of
the English court he sailed the Quiet ocean or, as it is now called, The
Pacific Ocean. The coasts of Alaska, the Bering Straits and Hawaii also
count among his discoveries but also ultimately sealed his fate. He was
killed in Hawaii in 1779 in a dispute over a woman.
The name Cook has a great deal of
history and tradition. The oldest travel agency in the world, Cook &
Son was founded in 1845 in the British Isles by Thomas Cook. It was this
travel agency that organized the first group travel tours providing
experienced guided leadership. Today this company is operated by several
thousand employees in 400 offices worldwide. They sell tickets for
travel by train, ship and airplane as well.
The next time youíre holding a
Thomas Cook Travelerís Check in your hands, you can perhaps better
appreciate all the rich history and tradition behind it.
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