Tests on film scanner & H M Bark Endeavours’ Homecoming

I have now done many varied tests with my new scanner and the outcome is favourable It is never going to be the best piece of kit in the world but for my needs it’s acceptable and it’s cheap. Here are three images I scanned earlier of H M BARK ENDEAVOUR Cpt James Cooks ship in which he and his crew sailed to Australia and New Zealand in 1769/71 a boat originally built in Whitby his home town.

In January 1988, to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary of European settlement in Australia, work began in Fremantle, Western Australia on a replica of Endeavour. Financial difficulties delayed completion until December 1993, and the vessel was not commissioned until April 1994. The replica vessel commenced her maiden voyage in October of that year, sailing to Sydney Harbour and then following Cook’s path from Botany Bay northward to Cooktown. From 1996 to 2002, the replica retraced Cook’s ports of call around the world, arriving in the original Endeavour’s home port of Whitby in May 1997 and June 2002.

THESE IMAGES WERE MADE ON THE DAY OF HER ARRIVAL in May 1997 and the negatives scanned today 19/01/2014

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