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Captain James Cook
Click on the picture to learn a little
about our most famous explorer.
Sitting on a bench on the East Cliff,
next to St Mary's Church, looking out over the West Side, I explained
to my eight year old daughter, (1996), that the statue opposite
was in memory of James Cook, the most famous of all navigators
and explorers. This was two days after a visit to the James Cook
Museum in Stewart Park in Middlesbrough, with which she was totally
unimpressed. I couldn't understand why she should be so disinterested.
We walked over to the West Cliff to see the statue. Looking up
"That's not Captain Kirk"