Actually, Honolulu is a harbor, which is rather calm and deepwater. The name of the city is translated as 'protected bay' that totally reflects its geographical position. When British Captain James Cook was sailing in the region of Honolulu (then Oahu) he moved by the bay and a small village without noticing them, thus he is considered to be the discoverer of Hawaii for the Western world in 1778, but he didn't take his chance with Oahu.
Only sixteen years later the small fishing village was noticed by another English seaman, Captain William Brown, who named it 'Fair Haven' in its likeness to the Hawaiian dialect.
As soon as the world learnt about this discovery of Brown traders and merchants rushed to the region and the life of once calm and peaceful village started to change very rapidly.
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