Three Germans were among the crew aboard Captain James Cook first visit to the islands in 1778. A few years later, Captain Henry Barber ran aground at Kalaeloa on Oʻahu. Captain Barber (we refer to this as “Barber’s Point,” however, the traditional name, Kalaeloa, is coming back into more common use).
Later, other early Germans to the Islands include, German scholar Adelbert von Chamisso, Georg Anton Schäffer, Paul Isenberg,
Heinrich Hackfeld, Dr. William Hillebrand, Claus Spreckels and Captain Henri Berger