of the town was entrusted to a board of Improvement Commissioners, elected by the ratepayers. On the east side the cliff is tall, 187 feet (57 m and consists of alternating layers of shale, sandstone and clay. Yorkshire has seven club teams playing in the top class rugby league. Fossils include the petrified bones of an almost complete crocodile and a specimen of plesiosaurus measuring 15 feet 6 inches (4.72 m) in length, and 8 feet 5 inches (2.57 m) in breadth was discovered in 1841. Retrieved White, Andrew (1993). 143 James Russell Lowell, the American writer, visited Whitby while ambassador in London 188085, staying at 3 Wellington Terrace, West Cliff. "Windfarm project presents "massive" business opportunities". 27 28 On, the hospital ship Rohilla was sunk, hitting the rocks within sight of shore just off Whitby at Saltwick Bay.