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Pelican Waters QLD - Street Names
Whitby Place

Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour, was a Whitby cat with a flat-bottomed keel, only 35 metres long (equivalent to the length of 7 family cars).

The Whitby cat had traditionally been used to carry coal from Whitby to the Thames and back loaded with timber.

Cat is an acronym of “coal and timber ship”.

This type of ship had been Cook’s “classroom of the sea” where he had learnt the seaman’s trade.

A Whitby cat

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