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.