On April 26 at 7:00 pm, the public is invited to attend a lecture by Marion resident Peter McCormick about his passage in the Australian-built exact replica of His Majesty’s Bark Endeavour, the ship in which British Captain James Cook made the first of his three voyages of exploration in the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1771. This fully-illustrated lecture will focus on the remarkable accomplishments of Captain Cook, and will provide a taste of what it was like to sail an 18th-century square-rigged ship. Hosted by the Sippican Historical Society, the lecture will be held at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) and will be offered free of charge. No reservations are required. For more information, visit www.sippicanhistoricalsociety.org or call 508-748-1116.