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Intellectual Treasure – Close to Discovery?

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 12, 2014

Sometimes, treasure is hidden just out of sight. Such may be the case with the original HMS Endeavour, Captain Cook’s long lost ship, which maritime archeologists now believe to be buried in the silt of Newport Harbor. It is now believed that the famous ship was sold by the Royal Navy to a private party and later scuttled by British troops during the American Revolution, in an effort to defend the British-held city of Newport from the approaching French fleet. Described as “an intellectual treasure” by Dr. Kathy Abbass, the executive director of Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, the discovery of HMS Endeavour‘s preserved timber frames – or perhaps more – off Newport, R.I. would be a significant find for maritime archaeologists.

Erin & Darlene sail nearby the hypothesized scuttle site of the original HMS Endeavour. (Photo Credit: Tall Ships America)

Erin & Darlene sail nearby the hypothesized scuttle site of the original HMS Endeavour. (Photo Credit: Tall Ships America)

To learn more about tall ships from the American Revolutionary era, follow Lafayette’s Hermione as she makes her debut voyage to the United States this summer for “LAFAYETTE’S Hermione Voyage 2015 in partnership with TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(R) Atlantic Coast 2015.”

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