Cook's Cannon and Anchor: The Recovery and Conservation of Relics from HMB Endeavour
by Dennis Callegari.
When Cook's Endeavour ran aground off the northern coast of Australia in 1770, six cannon and an anchor were abandoned. They were recovered between 1969 and 1972, and a project instituted to conserve the important artifacts. This excellent book covered the loss of the cannon, the search and recovery, legalities of the find, and conservation. A fascinating book, of interest to the diver, maritime historian and material conservationist.
- dust jacket
- 96 pages
- mono and colour plates