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Monday, November 15, 1999

Endeavor to open
in Kauai after
damage repair


Plans for a Kauai rendezvous with the HM Bark Endeavor replica were placed in jeopardy this week due to extensive damage to the ship while it was moored in Kona.

It will be held over in Honolulu an extra day for repairs, and then sail tomorrow to Nawiliwili, Kauai, instead of Port Allen.

Two of the ship's wooden timberheads were crushed when the hull smashed against the pier in Kona. Unlike the relatively placid harbors elsewhere the ship has been docked, most of Hawaii's harbors are open to wave action.

According to HM Bark Endeavor Foundation head John Longley, the ship is not designed to be moored at a pier. Ships of the period were anchored in deeper water while smaller boats ferried visitors and goods.

In Kona, the ship averaged nearly 1,500 visitors a day and was so popular with school groups that a cap was placed on student visitation.

Endeavor will open to the Kauai public Wednesday through Sunday at Nawiliwili, with a welcoming ceremony at Waimea on Nov. 22.


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