by ALOHA DEAN
This monument on Kealakekua Bay was constructed by Great Britain to honor legendary explorer James Cook, who was killed on this site in a skirmish with Hawaiians in 1779.
Today, Kona is one of the world's great sports fishing centers and home to the annual Iron man Triathlon. Tourists have discovered the uniqueness of the Big Island and made it a popular destination. And that intoxicating aroma is world-famous Kona coffee, grown on the Kona Coast.
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