William Scoresby Jr and Snr, Crows Nest Sculpture, Whitby

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Scoresby and son were arctic explorer who mapped much of the east coast of Greenland and took the Resolution to within 510 miles of the North Pole in 1806. Scoresby Snr invented the barrel crows nest, a reproduction of which is in the Whitby Museum. Scoresby Jr is known for his work developing ships compasses. They are depicted in a crows nest by Kevin Storch.

William Scoresby Crows Nest Sculpture, Whitby William Scoresby Crows Nest Sculpture, Whitby

Moored nearby is the Grand Turk a modern replica of the frigate HMS Blandford built in 1741, it has appeared on TV in the Hornblower series

Grand Turk, Whitby

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