Where did captain cook repair his ship?

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  • The Endeavour was holed by coral on the Great Barrier Reef, forcing Cook to toss her cannon overboard and to careen and repair the ship at what is now Cooktown. The Endeavour eventually limped to Batavia in the Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia).

Endeavour River

The ship limped into Endeavour River on the coast of New South Wales for repair. Anchors, cables and stores were carried ashore to lighten the ship which was then 'careened', or leant over, so that the damage could be inspected and repaired and the voyage continued.

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Repairing of Capt Cook's Ship in Endeavour River (Cook's first voyage) This image is being used to aid understanding of this object. We aim to replace it with a better image in the future. To discuss ordering a high quality image please contact the Picture Library.

Cook spent seven weeks here in 1770, the longest land base during Cook’s East Coast expedition. The major task was to repair the Endeavour but Banks and his team of botanists spent their whole time exploring and discovering many botanical and natural history wonders which were totally new to science at the time.

Cook's Landing. In 1770, Captain James Cook and his ship the "Endeavour" ran afoul of the Great Barrier Reef and seriously damaged the hull. To avoid sinking, all the crew and stores had to be offloaded in order to free the "Endeavour" from the reef.

However, the Resolution got damaged at sea, so that Cook was forced to return to the bay to repair his ship out of the correct season, thus making himself a violator of sacred customs.

Desperate to lighten the ship, the crew heaved nearly 48 tonnes of material over the side, including ballast and cannons. Twenty-three hours later, at the next high tide, the Endeavour pulled free. Six weeks were spent repairing the ship at what became known as Endeavour River in Queensland.

Captain Cook's most famous ship is Endeavour, in which he sailed on his First Voyage round the world. On his Second Voyage he sailed in Resolution accompanied by Adventure. And on his Third Voyage he sailed in Resolution, again, accompanied this time by Discovery. The names of these four ships are said, by some, to summarise Cook's own character.

Captain Cook's Merchant Ships: Freelove, Three Brothers, Mary, Friendship, Endeavour, Adventure, Resolution and Discovery. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-6214-8. Beaglehole, J.C., ed. (1968). The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, vol. I:The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768–1771. Cambridge University Press. OCLC ...

The Endeavour was holed by coral on the Great Barrier Reef, forcing Cook to toss her cannon overboard and to careen and repair the ship at what is now Cooktown.

Captain James Cook FRS (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy, famous for his three voyages between 1768 and 1779 in the Pacific Ocean and to Australia in particular. He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific, during which he achieved the first recorded European ...

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