Zero­ing in on ship

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.