Captain James Cook Monument

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The first man who was documented as arriving here was the British Captain James Cook. Although his first visit to this beautiful bay was successful, his second and last visit ended in violence after an altercation with King Kamehameha. He subsequently was killed by the chief's guard and was buried here according the customary rites of the natives. The monument was erected as the captain was held in high esteem by the natives, kidnapping the chief notwithstanding.