I had the day off from work, so I had the chance to watch the departure of ARC Gloria.
On the way to the harbor, I had some time to kill so I stopped by the statue of Kamehameha. I noticed that there is a ship-related relief on one side of the base.
There was also a plaque with information about the scene depicted:
ABOARD THE H.M.S. RESOLUTION
Offshore the island of Maui in 1778, the young chief Kamehameha is welcomed aboard the H.M.S. Resolution by British explorer Captain James Cook. Captain Cook commanded the first foreign fleet to visit the Hawaiian Islands.
Not the greatest bit of text. A slight annoyance is the use of “the” before “H.M.S.” Oh well.
Down to the harbor. A colorful and festive sendoff:
Leaving the harbor, yards manned: