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

In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N.

 
 
In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N. Marker image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia - SURFSUPUSA, 2007
1. In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N. Marker
Inscription.
Marker panel on obelisk (1874):

In Memory of
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.
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This monument was erected
in November A.D. 1874
by some of
his fellow countrymen.


Second Marker:
Near this spot
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);
Captain James Cook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 1998
2. Captain James Cook Marker
This polished granite "tombstone-like" marker is located at the approximate site of Captain Cook's death. It is on the beach were Cook came ashore on February 14, 1779. It is clearly visible at low tide but sometimes underwater at high tide.
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,
Captain James Cook Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 1998
3. Captain James Cook Memorial Marker
As seen from kayak, paddling across Kealakekua Bay, about 1.5 miles from the pier at Napoʻopoʻo. Access to the pier is down a narrow road off the Hawaii Belt Road (route 11).
the famed voyager once wrote, was to journey not only “further than any man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.”
(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 EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Monument: In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N. image. Click for full size.
2007
4. Monument: In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N.
Captain James Cook Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 22, 1998
5. Captain James Cook Memorial Marker
The large white stone monument was built in 1874 on the order of Princess Likelike and was deeded to the United Kingdom in 1877. The chain around the monument is supported by four cannon from the ship HMS Fantome placed with their breaches embedded in the rock in 1876.
 
 
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.
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