More on Nihoa from Sereno E. Bishop, 1885.

NIHOA.

Its Topography—Something about its Geology—The Trip in Outline.

The excursion party to Nihoa or Bird Island, was Mr. Jaeger’s plan,with botanical object. It was finally carried into effect by the personal cooperation of H. R. H. Liliuokalani. Besides the attendants of the Princess, was a large company of her personal friends. Mr. S. B. Dole went as ornithologist. Mr. James Williams as photographer. Rev. S. E. Bishop ws employed by Surveyor-General Alexander to make such topographical suvey of Nihoa as might be practicable, and to observe its geological formation. Dr. James Martin of Spreckelsville, also joined the  party, and Mr. W. W. Hall came as friend and encourager of everybody. Continue reading

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Sereno E. Bishop reports on Nihoa, 1885.

BIRD ISLAND.

Geological and Topographical Report Upon Nihoa, or Bird Island.

Surveyed July 22, 1885, by Sereno E. Bishop.

Hon. W. D. Alexander, Surveyor-General of the Hawaiian Kingdom:

Sir: I was employed by you to proceed with the excursion party of H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani, Mr. Jaeger and others, to Nihoa, or Bird Island, per steamer Iwalani, and make such topographical survey thereof as circumstances should allow, also to observe the geology of the island. Continue reading

Passengers of the Iwalani to Nihoa, 1885.

[Found under: “PASSENGERS.”]

Departures.

For Kauai, Niihau and Nihoa, per steamer Iwalani, Monday, July 20—H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani, A. Hoffnung and wife, Miss Ella Hoffnung, Rev. J. Hemphill and wife, W. W. Hall, S. B. Dole, A. Jaeger, Henry Jaeger, E. S. Cunha and wife, Harry W. Auld, J. D. Holt, Continue reading

Honoring Dr. Isabella Abbott on her 100th birthday, 1934.

Isabella Aiona, Kamehameha school for girls student, will representher school in the Oahu junior finals of The Star-Bulletin constitution oratorical contest at McKinley high school auditorium at 7:30 p. m. today.—Star-Bulletin photo.

[If you are on Oahu, you still have time to register to go be a part of a celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. Isabella Kauakea Aiona Abbott to be held at the Bishop Museum tonight at 7:00, on her 100th birthday!  For more information, click here.]

(Star-Bulletin, 5/2/1934, p. 1)

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XLI, Number 13175, Page 1. May 2, 1934.

Salt harvesting at Hanapepe, 1967.

Salt harvest near end at historic Hanapepe ponds

HANAPEPE, Kauai—Autumn rains soon will signal the close of the salt-making season at Hanapepe’s historic Salt Pond area.

The harvest has been fairly light, for summer started late, and heavy showers damaged the salt beds earlier this year.

Westside showers last week extended into the Hanapepe area and slowed the drying process. The salt makers will have to stop their activity any day now. Continue reading