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Captain James Cook Endeavours Rae, Julia. 1997

 

Carr 1983Captain James Cook Endeavours
By Julia Rae, published by the Stepney Historical Trust (ISBN 0-9517924-1-5).
Building on her previous book From Whitby to Wapping. The story of the early years of Captain James Cook (Stepney Historical Trust, 1991, 0-9517924-0-7), Julia describes the results of recent researches into Cook's early life at Marton, Great Ayton, Staithes, Whitby, East London, Canada and Newfoundland, taking him "from farm boy to King's surveyor". 118 pages and 48 illustrations, some of which have never before appeared in a book. Many people do not know much about James Cook before he became famous. After reading this book they will feel well informed.
Reviewer: Ian Boreham
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 1418, volume 20, number 3 (1997).

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Nick, good luck with your research. What sort of link are you hoping to find?
Cook sailed on colliers bringing coal to London from the River Tyne.
I am not aware that the colliers ever carried timber to London. I don't think that they would carry timber from London, as ports in the North-East took in timber from the Baltic.
By Cliff Thornton on 1/31/2016 5:37:47 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I am researching into the link between James Cook and the Sheppard's timber yard in Wapping
By Nick Sheppard on 1/18/2016 10:52:52 AM Like:0 DisLike:0

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