This status shows James Cook at the age of 16 looking towards Staithes. The sculptor is Nicholas Dimbleby. It was unveiled on 12 May 1997 by Captain Chris Blake who was the Master of HM Bark Endeavour a replica of Captain Cook’s ship.
The cottage which was the birthplace of Captain James Cook in 1728 stood in what is now Stewart Park.
It was actually demolished in 1786, its position was originally marked by cobbles but was replaced by Bolckow with a granite vase in 1858
This is all that remains of Henry Bolckows residence, built in 1856. The original building showing the colonnade can be seen here
The house burnt down just before it was due to be demolished in 1960, it is now the site of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. and has some interesting Totem Poles outside. Northwest Coast Canadian totem pole by Tim Paul and Richard Hunt (1979) and Community totem pole by North East carver David Gross (2006)
Also theres the Marton Moai made with stone from Aislaby
Finally a short distance to the west, stands a garden temple
The outer text is from the 1768 ships log of Captain James Cook.
“We had every advantage we could desire in observing the whole of the passage of the planet Venus over the Sun’s disc”
The inner text is from a poem written by Coosje van Brugen
“I like to remember seagulls in full flight gliding over the ring of canals.”
Only the tower of St Germains remains, built in 1160. The church was rebuilt in 1821 but again demolished in 1950 with exception of the Tower.
Captain Cooks father is buried here, he died in 1779 six weeks after Cook himself, although never knew his sons death.
The current headstone is erected in the memory of James Robinson who was lost as sea in 1904. The grave is also reputed to have been visited by Charles Dickens.