The Hawaiian Islands were called the Sandwich Islands by Captain James Cook in 1778. The name was in honor of the Earl of Sandwich. When Cook landed on Kauai at Waimea Bay, Hawaii became open up to the west. Cook’s stay on the island was short-lived when he was killed a year later by locals in Kealakekua Bay.
“The Sandwich Islands”
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