The plaque was fixed to a rock, which marks the spot where Cook landed.
The rock stands in the middle of the beach, it is weathered and bird-stained.
The plaque went missing from at least 2006, and has not yet been replaced.
The beach was named after Lucy Wright, who was the first native teacher in Waimea.
In 2011 it was noted that the plaque had been stolen, it was still missing in 2015.
The plaque on the rock:
Cook Landing Site
Has been Designated a registered national landmark
under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and
illustrating the history of the United States.
US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1963.
GPS Coordinates: 21.953219, -159.665581
National Historic Landmarks Program of the U.S. National Park Service.
National Register Number 660002984.
State Historic Preservation Division - SHPD Historic Site No. 30-05-9303
Cook’s Log, page 31, vol.34, no.2 (2011)
Cook’s Log, page 5, vol.36, no.4 (2013)
Cook’s Log, page 17, vol.38, no.4 (2015)
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