Hey, sailors: The History Channel and the British Broadcasting Corp. are
looking for men and women who want to go to sea and retrace the path taken by
Captain James Cook and his crew.
History and the BBC are looking for voyagers willing to embark on a six-week
journey along the South China Sea as a partial recreation of Captain Cook's
first journey from 1768 through 1771.
Filming will take place this September and October, with a special slated to
air during the second half of 2002.
The networks will create a replica of Cook's Endeavor, replete with
low ceilings, cramped quarters and only one toilet: a hole near the boat's
Throughout the six weeks of sailing, the crew -- a mix of experienced sailors
and novices -- will be assigned tasks and tests. Some will serve as officers,
artists, natural historians or artists, while most will work as lowly
Interested parties should write 500 words describing themselves and why they
should endeavor to join the Endeavor. Statements can be mailed to The
SHIP, c/o History Channel Viewer Relations, 235 E. 45th St., New
York, N.Y. 10017. More details can be found at historychannel.com.