Children rescued out at sea, 1924.


Because of the quick arrival of help at the right time, three small children were saved, named Alfred Vieira, Jr., Jose Lima, and Alfred Silva, Jr., from death, when their canoe overturned outside of Kahala, on this past Friday, and they were in dire straits.

According to the story of this near tragedy of the little children, they boarded a waa and travelled about Kahala; it was a day of rough seas and the waves were huge, and as they were approaching a crashing wave, their waa was covered over by the wave and went under.

There was but one of the three children who knew how to swim, that being Alfred Vieira, Jr., and he was the one who helped his two friends in holding on to their waa until help arrived: James Reid and Theodore P. Melin, who returned the little children to land safely.

[I wonder how this one act changed Hawaii’s future…]

(Kuokoa, 6/5/1924, p. 5)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 23, Aoao 5. Iune 5, 1924.

More news out of Lahainaluna, 1874.

[Found under: “Local News”]

Life is saved.—On the 31st of Oct., an old man from Auwaiawao went to Lahainalalo to go shop, and when he was returning in the evening, it was dark and he reached Lahainaluna; the rain kept falling and the wind kept blowing; the old man wandered here and there until Paupau, and he was numbed with cold and fell face down to the ground and slept. In the morning, it was a Sunday, a student from Lahainaluna was walking up and spotted this thing, come to find out it was a man; when he went to fetch him, the man couldn’t speak, or walk, his eyes were blackened and he couldn’t see. The boy went to carry him, but because he couldn’t, he went to get friends from Auwaiawao, and they carried the man back to his home. That is how he survived.

(Kuokoa, 12/5/1874, p. 2)

Pakele ke ola.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 49, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 5, 1874.