Question #146712. Asked by unclerick.
Last updated May 14 2023.
Originally posted Apr 04 2019 8:16 AM.
The monument was erected in 1874 and the land was bought by the British consul general in Hawaii in 1877 for $1. It has since been maintained by the Royal Navy and ships from allied fleets, as well as by a caretaker paid by the British embassy in Washington. There is some doubt over whether the monument strictly belongs to the Government or the descendants of the consul who bought it and it is believed some in the Foreign Office would welcome a developer who would guarantee its upkeep and access from the sea. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "The precise legal status of the land on which the Cook memorial stands is uncertain."https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/captain-cooks-little-corner-of-hawaii-under-threat-from-new-golf-course-623120.html