German naturalist Dr. Beratz sees Maunakea, 1870.

[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

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Queen Emma travels to Lake Waiau, 1882.

EMMA KALELEONALANI AT KOHALA.

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

Fire on Nihoa, 1885.

[Found under: “KA HUAKAI MAKAIKAI IA NIHOA.”]

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