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Captain Cook in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

First Christian Service in Hawaii

 
 
First Christian Service in Hawaii Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, December 25, 2008
1. First Christian Service in Hawaii Marker
This marker is missing.
Inscription.
In this heiau
January-28-1779
Captain James Cook, R.N.
Read the English
Burial Service over
William Whitman, Seaman
the first recorded
Christian service
in the Hawaiian Island

 
Erected 1928 by Kona Civic Club.
 
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.
 
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); Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau - Place of Refuge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Royal Center at Keauhou Bay (approx. 6½ miles away); The Kamehameha Dynasty (approx. 6½ miles away); Kauikeaouli and Nāhi'ena'ena (approx. 6½ miles away); Birthplace of Kauikeaouli (approx. 6.6 miles away); Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III (approx. 6.6 miles away); Keauhou Bay (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Kealakekua Bay State
First Christian Service in Hawaii Marker is missing image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 31, 2017
2. First Christian Service in Hawaii Marker is missing
Hikiau Heiau is in the background.
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 San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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