Category Archives: Explorers

Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820 Well known from his adventures on the HMS Endeavour, this 1st baronet was a world class and well known English botanist / naturalist was one of the right hand men of Captain James Cook. He sailed … Continue reading

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Niagara River

Niagara River A massive river that flows between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie for approximately 35 miles in length. It is home to the famous “Niagara Falls” both on the U.S. and Canadian sides. It is dotted with falls, whirlpools, … Continue reading

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UK scientists find lost Darwin fossils – Yahoo! News

UK scientists find ‘lost’ Darwin fossils By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Associated Press – 2 hrs 51 mins ago Email Print RELATED CONTENT This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of London on Tuesday … This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

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Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life – Yahoo! News

Planet in sweet spot of Goldilocks zone for life – Yahoo! News. (copied via WordPress “Press This” App) By SETH BORENSTEIN | AP – 1 hr 32 mins ago   This undated handout artist rendering provided by NASA shows Kepler-22b, a planet … … Continue reading

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HMB Endeavor Circumnavigation 2011: Brisbane to Gladstone

HMB Endeavor Circumnavigation 2011: Brisbane to Gladstone, a set on Flickr. The 2nd leg of the first-ever circumnavigation around Australia in the HMB Endeavor, the replica of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavor, tall sailing ship. These photos are from the day … Continue reading

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HMB Endeavour

HMB EndeavourEagle Pier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia HMB Endeavour * 1994 – Present * Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia * http://www.anmm.gov.au/ * In honor of one of the world’s greatest explorers, Captain James Cook, and his ship the HMS Endeavor, a … Continue reading

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HMS Endeavour

HMB Endeavour ReplicaEagle Pier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia HMS Endeavour * 1764 – 1778 * Royal Navy, Plymouth, Great Britain * The HMS Endeavor, also known as the “HM Bark Endeavor”, was built by Thomas Fishburn Whitby for the Royal Navy … Continue reading

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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook * 1728 – 1779 * England / America / Australia * One of the world’s greatest explorers, Captain James Cook was born in Yorkshire, England on October 27, 1728. A very intelligent, loyal, and self confident man, … Continue reading

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