Endeavour — Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (rimap.org)
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D. K. Abbass, Ph.D.
Further details are found in a number of articles, pamphlets, books, and reports published by the same author. See the RIMAP Publications list found elsewhere on this website.
The vessel that carried James Cook on his first circumnavigation was built in Whitby, a village on the eastern Yorkshire coast of England that was an important shipbuilding center for the North Sea and Baltic trade. The Whitby ships were called colliers because they were well suited to carry heavy cargoes, especially coal from northern England to London. In the 18th century Whitby was called the “seamen’s nursery” because so many sailors were trained there.
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