This statue stands in Hofgaard Park at Waimea, almost outside the Bank of Hawai’I building. This park is a small triangular area between Kaumuali’I Highway and Waimea road in the town centre.
The statue is a replica of the one in Whitby, England, sculpted by Sir John Tweed.
Nearby is a block of rough stone on which are two plaques, (see Monument ‘Statue Site, Waimea Town, Kauai, Hawai’I’).
Originally this statue was installed at the Waimea Canyon School, before being moved to its current location.
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts purchased the Waimea replica from the firm Derek & Patricia Freeborn, Ltd., in 1978, as part of the 200th anniversary of Cook’s landing in the islands.
Plaque on the statue’s plinth:
STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, R.N.
A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL STATUE IN
WHITBY, ENGLAND BY SIR JOHN TWEED , R.A.
STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES
GPS Coordinates: 21.954791, -159.666289
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Cook’s Log, page 10, vol.30, no.4 (2007)
Cook’s Log, page 30, vol.34, no.2 (2011)
Cook’s Log, page 14, vol.36, no.3 (2013)
Cook’s Log, page 5, vol.36, no.4 (2013)
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