Salt found at Ukumehame, 1858.


O Hae Hawaii,

Aloha oe:–Please spread the word about this new thing at Ukumehame, that being Salt. This Salt is in the uplands of Papalaau; it is among the high cliffs, as if man gathered it in heaps.

The nature of this Salt: it is hard and expansive like the Salt of Alia at Moanalua on Oahu. The reason that this Salt spread among the cliffs is from water that trickled over the rocks and dirt and became salt.

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Salt, 1860.

Salt from Puuloa.

From old times, Hawaiians knew how to make salt. It was used to season food and to trade with, and yet the salt from Hawaii was not very good. Beef or pork salted with this salt was not so good. If it was left for a while, it would rot. Now however, the salt made at Puuloa is very good; the bitter contents are removed, and they have a mill that grinds it like flour, and like salt from foreign lands. Therefore, the salt from Puuloa is under great demand; it is exported and the land profits.

(Hae Hawaii, 7/25/1860, p. 70)

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 17, Aoao 70. Iulai 25, 1860.

Salt from Halekou, Kaneohe, 1890.


Here at Halekou, Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, is very nice salt for sale to anyone who wants to buy. Consultation is pleasant, and prices are reasonable, whether it be for a bag, or two, or more, or a ton. I can be found at Halekou, Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, or if not me, my wife.


(Ko Hawaii Paeaina, 2/8/1890, p. 3)

Ko Hawaii Paeaina, Buke XIII, Helu 6, Aoao 3. Feberuari 8, 1890.

Salt from Kealia, Maui, 1856.


I want to tell you about the abundance of salt at Kealia here in Maui.

This year, the salt here in Kealia is very good; and there is a lot.

There has not been a year like this one where there has been so much salt, and so fine; and it appears these days when looking at the salt like there are 4,000 tents in Kealia.

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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