After the second voyage, James Cook was promoted to Captain and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was an given honourable retirement and a post at Greenwich Hospital. This retirement lasted less than one year. What brought Captain Cook out of retirement to sail on his third voyage (1776-1779)?
To circumnavigate and map South America
A promise he made to the King of Tahiti
The search for the Northwest Passage
To begin colonization of Australia