Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour found off the coast of Rhode Island

Enlarge (credit: Archives New Zealand)

250 years ago, Captain Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks set sail in HMS Endeavour to find the rumored southern continent (of course, indigenous Australians had known about it for tens of thousands of years at that point). In 1770, the voyage arrived at Botany Bay, on the Australian coast, as part of three of Cook's famed voyages. He was killed in Hawaii during the last of them.

Cook's famous ship had a somewhat less-dramatic ending after it...

What feeling does this article give you?

#hashtags to follow:

Archives New Zealand [+]    Captain Cook [+]    Sir Joseph Banks [+]    HMS Endeavour [+]    Australians [+]    Botany Bay [+]    Australian [+]    Cook [+]    Hawaii [+]   

More #news: