Legendary explorer’s Capt. James Cook’s Ship Endeavour Found

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers believe they have found the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook used to sail to around the world submerged somewhere in Rhode Island’s Newport Harbor.

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, said in a statement posted on its website that it is 80 to 100 percent sure that the remains of the HMS Endeavour is one of five sunken wrecks in the harbor.

Kathy Abbass, founder and executive director of the group, said on Tuesday she would not comment further until Wednesday, when she has scheduled a news conference in Providence to outline plans to confirm the wreck.

Cook used the Endeavour to claim Australia for the British during his historic 1768-71 voyage.

In 2014, the Australian National Maritime Museum signed an agreement to help the Rhode Island group find the lost vessel.

Source: Legendary explorer’s ship likely found Researchers believe they’ve located the remains of Capt. James Cook’s Endeavour, which was scuttled off Rhode Island in 1778.’80 to 100 percent sure’ »

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