Rare engraved view of La Perouse's ships at anchor in present day La Perouse Bay which is located south of the Wailea-Makena.
morning of May 28 1789, Captain La Perouse sighted the mountains of Hawaii and soon after, the peaks of Maui. He
sailed toward Maui searching for a safe anchorage and observed that "the sea broke upon the shore with great force!" He finally anchored in a
sheltered area next to an ancient lava flow, which is known today as
La Perouse Bay.
From, Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage.