Zeroing in on ship
RESEARCHERS believe they are close to identifying Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour among a group of wrecks off the US east coast.
One of history’s most famous ships is thought to lie off Rhode Island with the remains of 12 other vessels scuttled during the American War of Independence.
Marine archaeologists, who have been analysing the wrecks for 25 years, announced their findings on Friday. “This is the first time we’ve been really willing to say we think we’re closing in on having the Endeavour,” Kathy Abbass, director of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, said.