Description of Hawaii Island, 1867.

TRAVELLING ON HAWAII.

Makawao, September 10, 1867.

O Alaula—Aloha to you:—I want to tell you of some things pertaining to my travels on Hawaii. On the 6th of August, we boarded the Kilauea to sail to Hawaii. It was a fine day; we sailed that day and night.

We stopped in Kealakekua.

At nine o’clock that next day we landed at the cape of Kaawaloa. We had many  thoughts when we saw that place famous in the old days. We entered the house of a chiefess, Mrs. L. K. Pratt, my schoolmate in days past. We shared aloha; we at oranges [alani] and melon [ipu], and smelled the wind of Kaawaloa, and we all boarded the steamship. Continue reading

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

Speaking of Waoala, does anyone know of its location? 1876.

Waoala, Waialua.

O Ka Lahui Hawaii;—Aloha:

While we were living in the calm of the forests moistened by the cold beads of dew of the mountains while we reveled in the sweet calls of the birds and enjoyed the swaying of the trees that were lush with dark green foliage of the forests, as the cool scent of maile wafted strongly from all around where we sat. The thought to write some sentences was induced, and these are they:—

You may be wondering about the name Waoala. That place is in the mountains of Waialua. There perhaps is no other fine place like it, if we are not mistaken. Continue reading