The Builders of Captain Cook’s Ships

By Stephanie Jones, published August 1984


The Fishburns and the Langbournes were two of the three most notable Whitby shipbuilders in the last decade of the eighteenth century. Thomas Fishburn was known for producing ship-rigged vessels with stoutly built and capacious hulls that were easily beached. Their inherent flexibility made them ideal for voyages of discovery.

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Filed under: James Cook | North Sea | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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