Refitting ship bound for Whitby is no small endeavour

HM Bark Endeavour in the dry dock. Picture by Charlotte Graham of CAG photography.
HM Bark Endeavour in the dry dock. Picture by Charlotte Graham of CAG photography.

A four-week-long refurbishment of the the Endeavour replica bound for Whitby has started, ahead of the vessel’s arrival in summer.

She will spend around a month in a dry dock on Teesside as work continues to make her seaworthy ahead of the voyage down the coast to Whitby.

Built with a steel frame, unlike the seagoing wooden replica that drew crowds to Whitby in 2002, it had been based at Stockton for many years.

It will ultimately be transformed into a family-friendly attraction based in Whitby harbour.

The work, by A&P Group, ship repair and conversion specialists, includes renewing the steel work, modifying the doors and repainting the hull.