Friday, 12 September 2008
Endeavour arrived safely at her berth in the Coffs’ Inner Harbour after negotiating the narrow Inner Harbour entrance at approximately 0600 hours on Friday, 12 September 2008. Coffs Harbour will be Endeavour‘s home for the next week, where the ship is open to the public from Saturday, 13 September through to Tuesday, 16 September. The new voyage crew will be signed onto the ship on Thursday, 18 September and Endeavour will depart for Port Macquarie on Friday, 19 September, at approximately 0800 hours (weather permitting).
Coffs Harbour Visit
The captain and crew of His Majesty’s Bark Endeavour would like to express their thanks to the people of Coffs Harbour for making our visit so successful. Over the four days we were open to the public, 4265 visitors came onboard to experience how an 18th-century sailor would have lived on James Cook’s original Endeavour. Many thanks to the Coffs Harbour City Council, the Department of Lands, the Volunteer Coastal Patrol, Coffs Harbour International Marina, the Fisherman’s Co-op and Volunteering Coffs Harbour for welcoming us so warmly and providing the infrastructure and assistance required during our stay. Huzzah to all our wonderful volunteer guides who generously gave their time to show people around Endeavour – without your support, we would not be able to share this remarkable vessel with the nation.