Whitby mayor visiting Kaua’i this Tuesday

WAIMEA — The mayor of Whitby, England —Waimea’s sister city — will arrive on

Kaua’i this week to strengthen the ties between the two cities.

Mayor Cathy

Ingledow plans to take tours of various parts of the island, especially sites

visited by Capt. James Cook over 220 years ago.

Whitby was Cook’s hometown

and was the port for the HM Sloop Resolution, one of the first western vessels

to sail in Hawaiian waters.

Plans are afoot in Whitby to build a replica of

the Resolution, and the possibility of shipping some koa timbers from Kaua’i to

be used in the vessel’s hull has been discussed.

The Resolution is

expected to be finished by the year 2007.

Ingledow will attend the 4:30

p.m. County Council meeting on Wednesday, March 8, and will have lunch with

Mayor Maryanne Kusaka on Friday, March 10.

To wrap up Ingledow’s visit,

there will be a community potluck gathering on the lawn at the Grove, Waimea

Plantation Cottages at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

Participants are

encouraged to bring a small item for the presentation calabash, a lei for

Ingledow and her family, or provide some entertainment.

For more

information, call Dave Walker at 338-1475 or 338-1931.

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