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"Belle Island, Whitby"
A Whitby 'Cat' aground near Belle Island in the upper harbour.
A 'Cat' was a boat with a flat keel designed for loading and unloading cargo, very often of coal from the beach.
The Endeavour, the first ship used by Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery, was also a Whitby 'Cat'. He chose this kind of vessel because its flat bottomed keel was large enough to hold all the stores for a long voyage and at the same time, small enough to be steered through unknown passages and shallow waters.
By Frank Meadow Sutcliffe Hon. F.R.P.S. (1853-1941).

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"Belle Island, Whitby"
A Whitby 'Cat' aground near Belle Island in the upper harbour.
A 'Cat' was a boat with a flat keel designed for loading and unloading cargo, very often of coal from the beach.
The Endeavour, the first ship used by Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery, was also a Whitby 'Cat'. He chose this kind of vessel because its flat bottomed keel was large enough to hold all the stores for a long voyage and at the same time, small enough to be steered through unknown passages and shallow waters.
By Frank Meadow Sutcliffe Hon. F.R.P.S. (1853-1941).