Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The HMB Endeavour was built in Freemantle, Western Australia. This beautiful boat is a full scale replica, although some materials used in its construction differed from those used over 200 years ago in Cook's original vessel. Construction began in 1988 using WA jarah. The iron fittings were hand crafted in a blacksmith shop on site.
The Endeavour was launched in 1993, and has since sailed over 170,000 nautical miles, including 2 round the world voyages.
Detailed information about the construction of this magnificent ship can be found here on the Australian Maritime Museum Website.