Strange news out of Halawa, Molokai, 1883.


O Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha Oe. On the night of the 27th of February, 1883, at perhaps 10 o’clock, there rushed down the Halawa River on Molokai an astonishingly great amount of water.

This is why it was so amazing:–On the 27th, the wind was pleasantly calm, and there wasn’t a big rain. That night however the waters of the Moaula and Hipuapua rivers went wild and washed away 2 fishing canoes. One of the canoes came back to shore, albeit broken up, and one was lost.

That small thing is something new from here in Halawa, Molokai.

To the Editor goes my aloha, and to the boys who move swiftly about the press goes my acclaim.

Albert Kapaehaole.

Halawa, Molokai, Mar. 1, 1883.

(Kuokoa, 3/10/1883, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXII, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 10, 1883.

1 thought on “Strange news out of Halawa, Molokai, 1883.

  1. Probably there was heavy rain in the mountains, far from the lower parts of the rivers, which caused unexpected flash flooding. This is still a danger today. People still are drowned this way.

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