A replica of the ship Captain James Cook used to sail to Australia and New Zealand has arrived in Whitby to form part of a new tourist attraction, The Endeavour has been transformed into a floating museum to mark the 250th anniversary of Cook's first scientific expedition to the Pacific in 1768. Yorkshire-born Cook began his maritime career in Whitby and his famous vessel has been recreated by Whitby craftsmen at 40% of the original size. The original Endeavour was first registered as the ‘Earl of Pembroke’ when she was built in Whitby by ship builder Thomas Fishburn in 1764.
She was built as a Whitby Cat designed to haul coal before the Navy commissioned and re-registered her as HM Bark Endeavour. Whitby wallows in history, including fishing, the jet industry (did you know that it’s still the best place in the world to find the gleaming black gemstone so beloved by the Victorians?), Captain Cook and whaling. Whitby also boasts literary connections – Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula features the town, with the vampire first coming ashore here from Transylvania in the guise of a black dog.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, we use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly with no puzzle ‘dust’, in fact we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been spotted with one. Same great puzzles, kinder to the environment. This jigsaw puzzle is planet-friendly. Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but we’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap to reduce our plastic waste. There is a HUV coating on the box for extra protection, to ensure your puzzle doesn’t damaged and the pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by some councils.
Because the box is slightly smaller than our previous designs, we need less room to transport our products which reduces our carbon footprint and means you can store your puzzles more easily. We have also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.