In 1778 when Captain James Cook first arrived in Hawaii, he named the islands after his friend, Earl of Sandwich. Now when you hear someone speak of The Sandwich Islands, you’ll know it’s Hawaii!
Speaking of names, do you know the names of his two ships? They were Resolution and Discovery. I think those are very appropriate names for an explorer’s ships, don’t you?
Another interesting name is the town of Captain Cook, Hawaii. It’s a small town located near Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island.
Here’s some information regarding the town of Captain Cook:
I think I’d like to visit the bay, the monument, and the town someday. You too?
Mahalo for visiting!