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Monument to Charles Klark

The monument to British navigator Charles Klark commemorates the third trip of circumnavigation of Captain james Cook. Captain Klark participated to the first and second expedition of Cook and helped on the third. After James Cook died, Klark took the head of the expedition. The boats of this trip, on their way to Chukotka, stopped in Petropavlovsk so as to get water and supplies in April 1779. The monument is made of an obelisk with a tablet that reads : “In memory of the Captain of the Royal Fleet, Charles Klark, who died on August 22, 1779 at age 38 and whose body now rests under this stone”.
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