Captain James Cook killed in Kealakekua Bay on Valentine’s Day in 1779. The bay would later become a marine reserve (Marine Life Conservation District in the 1960’s) and is an important resting bay for spinner dolphins. This monument and the beautiful coral reef make Kealakekua Bay an important tourist destination today.
Photo Credit: Photo can be found on wikimedia commons. Photo from: “A Collection of Voyages round te World … Captain Cook’s First, Second, Third and Last Voyages ….” Volume VI, London, 1790, page 1969, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cook-death.jpg