And yet another nameless victim of opihi picking, 1889.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII”]

At Kau, Hawaii, a girl was lost to the sea and her body was not found until now. Continue reading

Another unnamed victim of opihi picking, 1887.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII”]

On Saturday, January 22, a women fell to her death at the cliff of Kukuiula, Koloa, Kauai; she went with her daughter to pick opihi while her husband was in Lihue at work.

[Be safe when you guys go pound opihi!]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 2/5/1887, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke X, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Feberuari 5, 1887.

Kanuha Jr. dies gathering opihi at Opihikao, 1919.


Rev. L. K. Kalawe of Kapoho, Puna, who came to Hilo this morning brought news of the accidental death by drowning at Opihikao last Saturday morning of Kanuha, Jr., a Hawaiian 21 years old, who leaves a young wife and child. Continue reading

Unnamed person dies picking opihi at Opihikao, 1919.


We were informed that a Hawaiian was lost to the sea very close to Opihikao, Puna; when he went to pick opihi, strong waves pounded down on him and he was lost to the sea, and perhaps it is because he did not know much about the current that his body was lost and nothing more was seen of him up until the time when we are at print. Continue reading

On kapaepae malolo, 1915.

[Found in: “He Moolelo no Hiakaloka”]

Some people went fishing, all sorts of fishing where you would catch fish, until the fishing of the women who drape the malo of their men over their necks. The famous fishing of Kohala is malolo fishing [kapaepae malolo]. The type of fishing of that land of the apaapaa winds is one where the women drape the malo of their men over their necks and slap their chests in grief [paiauma] as they walk the sea capes. Continue reading