Near Captain Cook in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N.
Marker panel on obelisk (1874):
the great circumnavigator
Captain James Cook, R.N.
who discovered these islands
on the 18th of January, 1770
and fell near this spot
on the 14th of February, 1779.
This monument was erected
in November A.D. 1874
by some of
his fellow countrymen.
Capt. James Cook
met his death
February 14, 1779
Erected 1874 by "Some of his fellow countrymen".
Location. 19° 28.878′ N, 155° 56.006′ W. Marker is near Captain Cook, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Kealakekua Bay. Touch for map. The Cook Memorial can only be accessed by land (on foot or horseback) via steep, unpaved mountainside trails - southeast from the community of Captain Cook, HI. and west from Mamalahoa Hwy. (HI-11); or via water (kayak or boat) from Kealakekua Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Captain Cook HI 96704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pu‘uhona O Hōnaunau - Place of Refuge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Keauhou - Kahalu'u Heritage Corridor (approx. 6.4 miles away); Inikiwai Ku'ula Heiau (approx. 6.6 miles away); Lonoikamakahiki Residence (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hale Mua (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hulihe‘e Palace (approx. 11.6 miles away); The First Hawaiian Christian (approx. 11.6 miles away); Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (approx. 11.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is in poor condition, ravaged by the effects of weather and salt water over the years. However, it is a magnificent location for snorkeling and well worth the effort.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Captain Cook Monument. Princess Miriam Likelike gave the tiny plot at Kealakekua Bay to the British consul in memory of Captain James Cook. The British established the Captain Cook monument in memory of the site where Cook was killed. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Captain James Cook was a Man of Great Ambition. His life’s goal, (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Kealakekua Bay - Wikipedia Article. Kealakekua Bay is located on the Kona coast of the island of Hawaiʻi about 12 miles (19 km) south of Kailua-Kona. Settled over a thousand years ago, the surrounding area contains many archeological and historical sites such as religious temples, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places listings on the island of Hawaii in 1973 as the Kealakekua Bay Historical District. The bay is a marine life conservation district, a popular destination for kayaking, Scuba diving and snorkeling. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Additional keywords. Native Hawaiian Polynesians; Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 104 times this year. Last updated on March 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on March 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on March 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.