More on the stone house of Lohiau, 1892.


A Tidal Wave Brings a Stone House to View.

A correspondent from Kilauea, Kauai, writes to the Advertiser that during the recent tidal wave at Kauai, the sea washed off the beach at Haena for a considerable distance inland, bringing a big stone to view. The stone is said to be cut in the shape of a house, every part being complete. The stone was hollow inside, representing sleeping apartments. The writer, however, does not state whether an ordinary man could sleep in it or not. The sea is now dashing upon the house, and it may be totally destroyed if not removed soon. The stone is situated at the base of the Pali of Ke-e, where the remains of the heathen temple of Lohiau now stands. The residents of Haena claim the stone to be the dwelling house of Lohiau, as it answers to the descriptions of it handed down in history. The neighborhood where the ancient stone-house now stands is supposed to be the exact spot where Lohiau’s stood. Not far from it, about three or four hundred yards inland, are the wonderful caves of Kanaloa and Kapalae, whose strange waters have mystified the Hawaiians since the days of Papa and Wakea.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 12/5/1892, p. 3)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XVI, Number 3244, Page 3. December 5, 1892.

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