Captain George Dixon RN (1755? – 1800) was an English sea captain and explorer. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Year 1755 ( MDCCLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Year -of the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar until Friday, but 12 days ahead since Saturday. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He served under Captain Cook in his third expedition, where he learned about the commercial possibilities along the northwest coast of North America. Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was an English Explorer, Navigator and After the end of Cook's expedition, Dixon became a captain in the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) History has not served Dixon well; for he is the least known of those who served and or were taught by Captain Cook and is only rarely mentioned in history books and when he is; he is relegated to a minor figure who is overshadowed by Bligh and Cook. Bligh is not only well known for the Mutiny but also members of his crew got the American Revolution underway by firing the first shots at Lexington and Bligh himself became a Governor of Australia.
In 1782 George Dixon was engaged by William Bolts, and the Wiener Zeitung of 29 June 1782 carried a report from Fiume that, “in the early days of this month, Mr. von Bolts, Director of the Triestine East India Company, together with the English captain, Mr. Digson, arrived in this city”. George Dixon wrote in the introduction to his account of the voyage he made for the Etches Company to the North West Coast in 1785-1788:
So early as 1781, William Bolts, Esq; fitted out the Cobenzell, an armed ship of 700 tons, for the North-West Coast of America. She was to have sailed from Trieste (accompanied by a tender of forty-five tons) under Imperial colours, and was equally fitted out for trade or discovery: men of eminence in every department of science were engaged on board; all the maritime Courts of Europe were written to, in order to secure a good reception for these vessels, at their respective ports, and favourable answers were returned; yet, after all, this expedition, so exceedingly promising in every point of view, was overcome by a set of interested men, then in power in Vienna.
The Triestine Society sent the Cobenzell in September 1783 on a commercial voyage to the Malabar Coast and China by way of the Cape of Good Hope. After leaving Trieste, she proceeded to Marseilles, where she took in the principal part of her cargo and departed that port in December. Apparently, Bolts still wished to carry out his North West Coast venture in connection with this voyage, and asked George Dixon to participate. However, Dixon went back to England, where he attempted to interest Sir Joseph Banks and English merchants in the North West Coast fur trade. This resulted in the formation of the Etches consortium, of which Dixon became a member with appointment as captain of the Queen Charlotte. The similarity is notable between the plan of the consortium and that elaborated by Bolts, which was apparently communicated to them by Dixon.
In 1785 Dixon became a partner in Richard Cadman Etches and Company, commonly called the King George’s Sound Company with the purpose of developing the fur trade in present day Canada. Year 1785 ( MDCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page In the autumn of 1785 Dixon commanded the exploration ship Queen Charlotte. Year 1785 ( MDCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In the summers of 1786 and 1787 Dixon explored the shores of present-day British Columbia. Year 1786 ( MDCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1787 ( MDCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C He spent the intervening winter in the Hawaiian Islands, where he became the first European to visit the island of Molokai. The Hawaiian Islands, once known as the Sandwich Islands, form an Archipelago of 19 Islands and Atolls numerous smaller Molokai (also Molokai) is an Island in the Hawaiian archipelago. His chief areas of exploration were the Queen Charlotte Islands and Queen Charlotte Sound, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, and the Dixon Entrance. The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii ("Islands of the People" and originally in Haida, Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai ("islands on There is also a Queen Charlotte Sound New Zealand. Queen Charlotte Sound is a sound of the Pacific Ocean in British Dixon Entrance is a Strait about long and wide in the Pacific Ocean at the International Boundary between the U While not the first European to explore the region of the Queen Charlotte Islands, he was the first to realize they were islands and not part of the mainland. 
After visiting China and selling his cargo, he returned to England in 1788 and published, in 1799, A Voyage Round the World, but More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National The book was a collection of descriptive letters by William Beresford, his cargo officer, and valuable charts and appendices by Dixon.
There was a controversy between Dixon and John Meares, another explorer who had published a book claiming credit for discoveries Dixon thought were made by others. John Meares ( c 1756 &ndash 1809, a native of Dublin was a Navigator and explorer best known for his role in initiating a crisis that led to the Vancouver This controversy resulted in three pamphlets by Dixon and Meares denouncing each other. In retrospect, history seems to support Dixon's view that Meares was dishonest in his claims.
There was a George Dixon who taught navigation at Gosport, England and wrote a treatise entitled The Navigator's Assistant in 1791. History The Rowner area of the peninsula was known to have been settled in Saxon times mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles as Rughenor (Rough bank or slope England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This may or may not be the same George Dixon.