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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

In Newport, Rhode Island!

Captain James Cook sailed the oceans in the 1700s. His ship, HMS Endeavour, is believed to have been discovered in the waters of Newport Harbor! The British newspaper, the Daily Mail, has outlined the discovery, and the ship's history, here.

Portrait by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (c 1775), courtesy Wikipedia.

Interest in Captain Cook's voyages is sure to increase over the next few months, so, look for these items in our collection:

American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology. [810.8 AME] Contains a selection from J. Hector St. John Crevecoeur's A Journal of Captain Cook 's Last Voyage.

Dugard, Martin. Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook. [B COO]

Humble, Richard. The Voyages of Captain Cook. [J B COO]

Petrie, Kristin. James Cook. [J B COO]

Shields, Charles J. James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific. [J B COO]

Sobel, Dava. The Illustrated Longitude. [526.62 SOB]

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