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Captain James Cook was one of Britain's greatest mariners.
Born in 1728 in the village of Marton (now a suburb of Middlesbrough), Cook grew up at a farm in Great Ayton before working in Staithes and then starting his apprenticeship in Whitby where his distinguished career in the navy began.
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