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A 360° view of the Cooktown wharf.

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In June 1770, Captain Cook sailed into what has now become Cooktown Harbour to repair his ship, the HMS Bark Endeavour, having grounded her on an uncharted reef – naming the river Endeavour in the process, the only river to be named by Cook.

A re-enactment of Cook’s Landing takes place in June each year.

Founded as a port in 1873 to service the Palmer River Goldfields, Cooktown Wharf now services east coast trawlers and yachts, and provides pleasant local fishing with the unchanged backdrop of North Shore appearing much as it would have in the days of Cook.



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