Cleveland Bay (Queensland)

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Cleveland Bay
LocationNorth Queensland
Coordinates19°13′05″S 146°55′19″E / 19.21806°S 146.92194°E / -19.21806; 146.92194
Part ofCoral Sea
IslandsMagnetic Island

Cleveland Bay is a bay located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Coral Sea and, administratively, is within the City of Townsville.[1]

Entrance to the bay is marked by the Cape Cleveland Light and in earlier years by the Bay Rock Light on Magnetic Island.

History[edit]

Cleveland Bay was named by Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook on the HM Bark Endeavour on 6 June 1770, probably in honour of John Clevland, Secretary to the Admiralty 1751-1763. However, Cook may have named the bay after the Cleveland Hills near his birthplace of Marton in Yorkshire, England.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cleveland Bay (entry 7413)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 January 2016.