Hurricane passed by Ulupalakua? 1871.

From Ulupalakua.

O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:—

On the Estate of J. Makee, the Mill, the bell house, and a portion of the Mill Boiling House, the trees, and the decorative flowers of the yard. All of these things were left barren. The grinders are standing exposed, and the quarters of the employees of J. Makee were turned over, door faced down. Some were moved; all of the houses were flooded. The sugarcane of J. Makee was pushed down by the water and the wind. The Roads and stone walls turned into nothing, for Makee and all the areas of this district. There was much damage, and the thatched houses of the Hawaiians were left scattered about. This wind on the 9th of this month began at 10 o’clock until 1/2 past 2. After the strength of the wind died down, there was a little rain. I will conclude my time with this news. It would be better if I leave the majority for another writer to talk of the majority of the news. With Aloha.

John Kaikiohua.

Ulupalakua, August 9, 1871.

[John Kaikiohua appears to have been the Head Foreman of James Makee’s sugar plantation. This account is just one of many about the great storm’s affects on Ulupalakua, Makawao, Wailuku, and Hana, appearing in this issue of the Kuokoa.

It is interesting to see that this storm occurred 143 years ago, just one day later from Iselle!]

(Kuokoa, 8/19/1871, p. 3)

No Ulupalakua Mai.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 19, 1871.

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