Hanaka‘ape Bay (Kōloa Landing) is also known as "whaler's cove." The name is fitting given that this bay has a history of working as a deepwater port. In fact, the port was once a bustling center of importance for the fur, sandalwood, and eventually the sugar industry. In the mid-1800s, the bay was the third largest whaling port in Hawaii. This bay is a historic center for trade and shipping routes, even despite the harsh winds that at times could make docking in the port difficult.