Standing a few yards from the Cook Statue in the town.
On a memorial built of lava rock are two plaques, the top one illustrates Cook’s ships Resolution and Discovery, with a group of Hawai’ians looking on. The other has the inscription (see below).
This monument was dedicated on August 16th 1928, as part of the Cook Sesquicentennial. The Kauai Historical Society formed a committee of prominent local citizens to undertake fundraising for the monument.
Below the plaque showing the Resolution and Discovery:
TO COMMEMORATE THE DISCOVERY OF
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK R.N
WHO MADE HIS FIRST LANDING
AT WAIMEA – ON THE ISLAND
OF KAUAI – JANUARY 20 1778
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF KAUAI
GPS Coordinates: 21.954791, -159.666289
Cook’s Log, page 11, vol.30, no.4 (2007)
Cook’s Log, page 14, vol.36, no.3 (2013)
Cook’s Log, page 5, vol.36, no.4 (2013)
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