National Geographic : 1933 Feb
AMONG BEETLING CLIFFS NESTLES QUAINT STAITHES The very name of the town, derived from "Staith," or staying wall, betokens its strife with the ravages ofNorth Sea storms. Its modern, costly sea wall has proved useless, at times, in keeping heavy seas at bay. At Staithes Capt. James Cook forsookadraper's shop toseek aberth onaWhitby ship (see text, page 232).