The British Canadian "prophet," Richard Brotherswas a topic of interest in both the United Kingdom and North America when the year was approaching. As that year progressed it became evident that no great supernatural events were unfolding and Brothers was dismissed as one in a series of many false prophets. For example, that same year the Salem Register compared a local latter day seer, David Austin, to the discredited Brothers.
Construction[ edit ] Endeavour was originally the merchant collier Earl of Pembroke, built by Thomas Fishburn for Thomas Millner, launched in June from the coal and whaling port of Whitby in North Yorkshire and of a type known locally as the Whitby Cat.
She was ship-rigged and sturdily built with a broad, flat bowa square sternand a long box-like body with a deep hold. Her hullinternal floors, and futtocks were built from traditional white oakher keel and stern post from elmand her masts from pine and fir.
Zooming this painting also reveals that the position of the mizzen channel is forward to inline with the mast which it is when looking at the angle of the mizzen chainplates on the original as fitted draught NMM ZAZ The replica standing mizzen is built to this shorter measurement and stepped in the hold on the keelson, as is the model in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
There is a difference between the height of the mizzen fore-and-aft spar in the contemporary painting of Earl of Pembroke before the naval refit of by Luny below and its position on the replica in the photographs, compared to the height of the lowest spars on the fore and mainmasts.
Purchase and refit by the Admiralty[ edit ] On 16 Februarythe Royal Society petitioned King George III to finance a scientific expedition to the Pacific to study and observe the transit of Venus across the sun.
First Lord of the Admiralty Edward Hawke refused, going so far as to say he would rather cut off his right hand than give command of a navy vessel to someone not educated as a seaman. By Thomas Lunydated On the rear lower deck, cabins facing on to the mate's mess were assigned to Lieutenants Zachary Hickes and John Goreship's surgeon William Monkhouse, the gunner Stephen Forwood, ship's master Robert Molyneux, and the captain's clerk Richard Orton.
Twelve swivel guns were also supplied, and fixed to posts along the quarterdeck, sides and bow. The ship was recaulked and painted, and fresh vegetables, beef and water were brought aboard for the next leg of the voyage.
Fresh food and water were brought aboard and the ship departed for Cape Hornwhich she reached during stormy weather on 13 January Attempts to round the Cape over the next two days were unsuccessful, and Endeavour was repeatedly driven back by wind, rain and contrary tides.
Cook noted that the seas off the Cape were large enough to regularly submerge the bow of the ship as she rode down from the crests of waves. On 17 January two of Banks' servants died from cold while attempting to return to the ship during a heavy snowstorm.
She reached Tahiti on 10 April,  where she remained for the next three months. The transit of Venus across the Sun occurred on 3 June, and was observed and recorded by astronomer Charles Green from Endeavour's deck.
An attempt to land the pinnace on the Austral Island of Rurutu was thwarted by rough surf and the rocky shoreline. In Marchthe longboat from Endeavour carried Cook ashore to allow him to formally proclaim British sovereignty over New Zealand. The sails were immediately taken down, a kedging anchor set and an unsuccessful attempt was made to drag the ship back to open water.
Iron and stone ballast, spoiled stores and all but four of the ship's guns were thrown overboard, and the ship's drinking water pumped out. Every man on board took turns on the pumps, including Cook and Banks.
The ship had started to take on water through a hole in her hull. Although the leak would certainly increase once off the reef, Cook decided to risk the attempt and at A mistake occurred in sounding the depth of water in the hold, when a new man measured the length of a sounding line from the outside plank of the hull where his predecessor had used the top of the cross-beams.
As soon as the mistake was realised, redoubled efforts kept the pumps ahead of the leak. The effort succeeded and soon very little water was entering, allowing the crew to stop two of the three pumps. By Johann Fritzsch, published Endeavour then resumed her course northward and parallel to the reef, the crew looking for a safe harbour in which to make repairs.The Endeavour sailed round the world under the command of Captain James Cook, leaving Plymouth in England on 8th August and returning to London on 13th July The mission of this expedition was to observe the transit of Venus between the Earth and the Sun, for the purpose of estimating the distance between the stars, using this.
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