American archaeologists may have found the remains of the ship on which Captain James Cook first charted New Zealand in 1770.
Researchers believe they may have come across the wreck of HMS Endeavour off the coast of Rhode Island.
The ship was last seen in 1778. The ship was then being used as a transport vessel during the American Revolution. It also had a new name – Lord Sandwich.
The Endeavour was a bark – a three-masted sailing ship.
The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) says the Endeavour was one of 13 ships sunk in Newport Harbour in 1778.
Archaeologist will now carry out further investigations on the vessel’s structure and its related artifacts.