Cook Landing Site

2 mi. SW of HI 50, Waimea, Hawaii

Description 

On January 20, 1778, Captain James Cook, the first European known to have sighted the Hawaiian Islands, made his initial landing upon Island soil at this site off the mouth of the Waimea River on the southwestern coast of Kauai. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 29, 1962

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000298
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Site
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1778