Category: Historic Vessels

Researchers Uncover Suspected Wreck of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavor

Researchers from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) have discovered a shipwreck off the Atlantic Coast that just might solve a centuries-old nautical mystery. In 1770, Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavor became the first Western ship to reach the East Coast of Australia. Cook circumnavigated the globe on the famed ship between 1768 and… Read more »

Battleship Texas Draws Big Crowds Prior to Relocation

For more than 70 years, the San Jacinto Battleground State Park in La Porte has been home to the USS Texas, a historic vessel which currently holds the distinction of being the only existing battleship to have fought in both World War I and World War II. Today, the ship serves as a living museum,… Read more »