Honolulu Harbor is Oahu's most bustling seaport, frequently hosting mammoth cruise liners and sailboats alike. Located in Mamala Bay, the harbor is overshadowed by the lighted clock and upper floors of Aloha Tower, which has been greeting vessels upon arrival to the Harbor since 1926. In 1850 King Kamehameha declared Oahu the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, paving the way for this harbor to become the most highly trafficked one on the islands. The area surrounding the harbor is the most densely populated commercial area on Oahu, and home to her tallest skyscrapers. The Hawaii Maritime Center is found near Aloha Tower, and there are also several quality restaurants to be enjoyed along the waters edge. Honolulu Harbor, like New York Harbor, was the first introduction to America that immigrants from the east experienced. It is certainly a historic and attraction rich area as it continues to welcome ocean born visitors to this day.