Coastal change in Hilo, 1871.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.: Hawaii”]

The coral point of Kaipalaoa is filled with sand.—During the month of November past, and on into this month, that place was filled up with sand, and this was not so for many years in the past, according to the old-timers of Hilo nei. Therefore, this is something new to see for the old natives of Hilo nei, and the heart-fluttering youths of that famous rainy land. The place where the stone wharf was recently made, the coral is filled with sand as stated above, and right outside of that stone wharf, and dock, that place was deep before, but now, it is very shallow, and waves break, and it is a surf spot for children and adults. Therefore, let the native youths of this land living in other places of these islands know of this news of their place of birth. If it is a day of much rain, cold is not felt at all, they remain in the ocean; they are on the surface of the sea until day becomes night because of their desire to surf; just as is the desire in people, that is how it is until this day I am writing this letter.

J. A. Kealohanui.

Puueo, Hilo, Hawaii, Dec. 20, 1870.

(Kuokoa, 1/7/1871, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 1, Aoao 3. Ianuari 7, 1871.

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