The Cook Voyages

August 19, 2012, 9:41 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:15 PM
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A farmer’s son chose the sea to explore new cultures; he left an undeniable impact on those he interacted with.

Captain James Cook sailed the seas and saw a world that many of his time could only imagine and read about.

At the Lyman Museum on Friday August 20, local historian Boyd Bond will discuss the life and career of Captain James Cook. The talk begins at 7 p.m. and will go through 8:30 p.m.

Captain James Cook was known as an expert of the Pacific waters and had sailed the span of this ocean three times. Through his travels Cook came into contact with people in Australia, the Sandwich Isles, New Caledonia, New Zealand and of course old Hawai’i, to name a few.

Cook’s contributions do not only include his navigation and geographic successes. With Captain Cook’s skill at the helm, other passengers were given the opportunity to add to the knowledge of the world through the publication of their own journals of flora and fauna and cultures they came across.


Entry to this event costs $3 for the general public but is free to museum members.


The Lyman Museum and Mission House is located on 276 Haili Street in Hilo. For more information visit


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