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[Found under: “A European Traveler’s Account of a Trip over Hawaii.”]
[“]On our ascent to the top of Mauna Kea, we visited the little lake called Waiau, situated at an elevation of circa 12,000 feet, in a depression formed between the numerous snow covered peaks of the mountain. The lake was covered over with a crust of ice, two to three inches thick, but not strong enough to skate upon. To find ice in the tropics strikes the traveler with surprise, and here we feel inclined to play with it like children. Continue reading →
On Friday last, there was held a large feast at Halawa, at the residence of H. Hook, for the Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, and after this delight, the royal procession continued on that twilight and slept that night at the residence of James Kaai. Continue reading →
On Tuesday, the 12th of July, the Governor and the Commissioner of Public Lands [Komisina Aina Aupuni] Edward S. Boyd on the Kinau and landed at Makena, Island of Maui, and they were treated very hospitably by Dr. Raymond of the cattle raising land of Rose Ranch, Ulupalakua. Continue reading →
The schooner Waiehu of the Pacific Navigation Company returned a few days ago from a special trip to the Island of Nihoa. When the schooner reached the Island she landed some twenty native passengers who remained on shore all night. Continue reading →
The Alii Liliuokalani enjoyed seeing the sitting young birds of all sorts. The alii climbed the ridges and descended the valleys until reaching an area where Loulu trees leaves grew deep green. The Alii found comfort under its shade along with some of the people who got there. When the Alii was in repose, our famous photographer J. Williams was lively at work taking photographs [hoolele aka]. The Alii Liliuokalani ate her lunch upon the twisted surface of this Island. After the meal, the Alii made ready to return to the lee of Nihoa, and some others turned back as well. At that time the whistle of the ship was heard calling to everyone to return to the ship. Continue reading →