Staithes Harbour Cottages

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Staithes Harbour Cottages
Staithes Harbour Cottages; from Cowbar Bank.
Staithes was also a Viking settlement with the name deriving from the landing place where the longboats came ashore. The picturesque village is now synonymous with the name of Captain Cook; who as a young boy was an apprentice grocer here. It was while working in Staithes that his passion for sea faring adventures evolved. After working for a Whitby ship-owner he joined the navy and rapidly worked his way up the ranks; and became a Captain. He discovered the new lands of Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Alaska and Hawaii. Before he died in 1779 after a disagreement between his crew and the indigenous people of Hawaii. Local tour guides still, incorrectly, tell visitors to the island that the place where Cook died is the only part of the United States which is still British territory.

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Dimensions 13 × 8 in