Dr. James Hunter, Curator of Naval Heritage and Archaeology at the Australian National Maritime Museum, at the dive site in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo by Australian National Maritime Museum

Dr. James Hunter, Curator of Naval Heritage and Archaeology at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM), joined What’sUpNewp for a live virtual video conversation at on Thursday, February 3.

We discussed with Hunter the news out of ANMM this week that the shipwreck of James Cook’s famous vessel, His Majesty’s Bark Endeavour, has been positively identified off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island.

Hunter has been among those searching the wreck site of James Cook’s HMB Endeavour and has seen the site firsthand.

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