The appearance of the lost hale of Lohiau in Haena, 1892.


Some people from Kilauea, Kauai, when they heard that that ancient stone house of Lohiau in Haena was dug up by the sea and visible, they went immediately on Sunday, the 4th of this month to witness one of the famous ancient places of Kauai. However, they were dumbfounded that the stone structure was reburied by the sea after being visible for but a short week.

The kamaaina of Haena pointed out where they saw that relic, however, none of them was willing to attempt to dig it up again. Because they saw that it was a massive rock, and its size was fantastic, and that it would be a feat for them to re-raise that rock; this would only be possible with a huge amount of people, and that is why they thought that; or perhaps, that this was a magical occurrence, and just as its appearance was wondrous, so too was its disappearance.

[It is unfortunate that there are no digital images of this important newspaper available online yet.]

(Hawaii Holomua, 12/15/1892, p.2)


Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 120, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 15, 1892.

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