Replica of Capt. Cook's ship set for fall visit to Hawaii

HONOLULU -- H.M. Bark Endeavour, a replica of Capt. James Cook's ship, will visit the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai between Oct. 30 and Nov. 21.

The three-masted sailing vessel will arrive at Kailua Bay on the Big Island Oct. 30 and remain there until Nov. 5, except for Oct. 31, when it will sail into Kealakekua Bay.

Ceremonies will be held at Kealakekua Oct. 31 commemorating the confrontation with Hawaiians and the death of Cook there in 1779.

The Endeavour will be in Honolulu at Aloha Tower Marketplace (Pier 9) Nov. 8 to 14, and Port Allen, Kauai, Nov. 15 to 21. While in port, the ship will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $6, children.

The calls are part of a four-year tour and follow stops at 16 ports in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and California.

Built in Fremantle, Australia, and flying under the Australian flag, the 550-ton vessel has a crew of both amateurs and professionals. It is operated by a nonprofit foundation with the mission of educating people about Cook's voyages. After visiting Hawaii, it will return to Australia via New Zealand.

The ship's Web address is www.barkendeavour.com.au.

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