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Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 6.47.19 AMRhode Island is one of the leading lights in marine research, and the R.I. Marine Archeology Project is giving a public talk Wednesday morning about one of the most exciting finds in recent memory.
Head over to the Old State House, 150 Benefit Street in Providence at 1000 today to learn about what they believe is the discovery of Captain Cook’s Endeavour, which RIMAP believes was scuttled in Newport Harbor during the Revolutionary War.
Here’s the full statement, and here’s a thread about it.  To get acquainted with the kind of massive figure James Cook was for navigation, seamanship, and discovery, read his account of his first circumnavigation.  It’s inspiring stuff.