Captain Cook in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
First Christian Service in Hawaii
Captain James Cook, R.N.
Read the English
Burial Service over
William Whitman, Seaman
the first recorded
in the Hawaiian Islands
Erected 1928 by Kona Civic Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Exploration. A significant historical date for this entry is January 28, 1779.
Location. 19° 28.53′ N, 155° 55.176′ W. Marker is in Captain Cook, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Puuhonua Road near Lower Nåpo'opo'o Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82-6099 Puuhonua Road, Captain Cook HI 96704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N. (approx. one mile away); Greenwell Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau - Place of Refuge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Royal Center at Keauhou Bay (approx. 6½ miles away); The Kamehameha DynastyKauikeaouli and Nāhi'ena'ena (approx. 6½ miles away); Birthplace of Kauikeaouli (approx. 6.6 miles away); Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III (approx. 6.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park.
Also see . . . James Cook in Hawaii -- Expeterra. On February 1, 1779, William Watman, an old seaman and gunner on the HMS Resolution, had a stroke and died. William Watman was buried with an unusual for Europeans ceremony. As Cooks men were filling the Hawaiians would throw in a dead pig and some coconuts, plantains to show their respect for the dead. This episode certainly shows the good will of the Hawaiians at that point in time... (Submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.