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Cook Landing Site - Commemorating the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands

A nondescript marker in a quiet county in Waimea, Kauai marks Captain James Cook's historic landing and eventual discovery of the islands in Hawaii on January 20, 1778. Thought to be the Cook Landing Site, the marker is located in the Lucy Wright Park and just across the Waimea River from Russian Fort Elizabeth.

To commemorate Cook's landing, a small plaque was erected by Kauai County in  the area in 1928. It is suspected that the land has actually grown since 1778 due to accretion of sediment, so the exact spot is unknown.

Another monument, a statue of Cook, was also erected near the site as an homage to the discoverer of the islands.

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Cook Landing Site

Cook Landing Site

Cook Landing Site

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