The Endeavour replica is moored outside the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. This is a replica of the HMB Endeavour, the ship commanded by Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. He led an expeditition in 1768-71, which navigated and mapped the eastern coastline of Australia. Construction of the Australian-built replica began in 1988 and it was launched in 1993. It has sailed twice around the world and the museum maintains it for the public to experience 18th-century square-rig voyaging and seamanship. It now circumnavigates Australia and berths in many ports where it opens to the public.