1779: KEALAKEKUA BAY, HAWAI‘I, JAMES KING. “THEY SEEM TO FEEL A GREAT PLEASURE IN THE MOTION WHICH THIS EXERCISE GIVES”

James King, second lieutenant on the Resolution during Cook’s third and final voyage to the Pacific, became commander following Cook’s violent death in Hawaii in 1779. This passage was written about three weeks before Cook died. It has been lightly edited.  *  *  *  [A] diversion most common is upon the Water, where there is…