Auhea iho nei la o Makee, A ka Malulani la e huli hele nei… 1897.

Kimo Maki Near Disaster.

Tuesday Night past, when the steamship James Makee was in Kapaa, Kauai, while the strong winds were blowing upon us and there as well, it was blown towards land while it attempted to head out to sea. It was stuck for two hours, and during this time, its cargo was unloaded, and the Malulani arrived to give assistance. Looking from the underside, it was seen that part of its keel [kila] was lost, two knees [kuli] and one beam [kua] at the stem were split, and there was a hole underneath, perhaps three feet below sea level at the base of the anchor. The Malulani accompanied it until arriving here in the morning of this past Friday. It will be placed atop the marine railway.

[I am guessing that this is the incident which inspired the famous composition still often heard today!]

(Makaainana, 1/4/1897, p. 8)

Kokoke e Poino ke Kimo Maki.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VII, Ano Hou—Helu 1. Aoao 8. Ianuari 4, 1897.

Mele are everywhere! 1912.

LEI MOKIHANA

Na ka Maunakea i kono mai ia’u,
E naue i ka aina malihini,
Aina kaulana o Hilo Hanakahi,
Aina hoohie a ka malihini,
He aloha Mokuola a e ku nei,
I ka uluwehi i ka lau o ka niu,
E kilohi i ka nani o Waiakea,
Me ke one anapa i Waiolama,
Malama ke aloha waiho iloko,
Ke kuleana o ka hiki ana aku,
Auhea la o ka Nuku o ka Manu,
Me Leleiwi i ka ehu o ke kai,
Akahi no au a ike maka,
I ka ua nihi ae ma kanahele,
Akaka e ka ua kanilehua,
Hoopulu i ka ili o ka malihini,
A hiki makou a i Homelani,
Hui malihini me ke kamaaina,
Ilaila makou i luana ai,
Me kuu lei rose poina ole,
Kau nui aku nei kahi manao,
E ike ia Waianuenue,
Ilaila hoi hope na malihini,
E ike i ka nani a o ka Wahine,
Kau i ka lio hao me ka lanakila,
Me a’u lei nani o ka puuwai,
Ua nani Olaa e waiho nei,
Oia uka noho i ka iuiu,
Ko mai ke ala o ka maile,
Na kahiko ia a oia uka,
He nahele i pu ia me ka lehua,
Lei hoohihi hoi a ka malihini,
Ike i ka nani a o Halemaumau,
Me ke ahi kaulana a ka Wahine,
Pehea mai oe Uwekahuna,
Me ka pali kapu o Kamohoalii,
He alii nui oe na ka malihini,
O nei aina pahoehoe,
A ka la’i makou i ke Anakolu,
Ike ia e ka nani o Wahinekapu,
Aloha ia uka me ke onaona,
Owili lei rose lei ohelo,
Kilakila hale Nani a e ku nei,
Hokele ku i ka maka o ka opua,
Ilaila ka wahine i walea ai,
Lei onaona o ka pua mokihana,
He hana pau ole ka ka makemake,
E uilani nei i kuu nui kino,
Manao ae au e hoi i ka home,
I ka uluwehiwehi o Kapalama,
Ke huli hoi nei ka Maunakea,
E ike i ka nani a o ke Kaona,
Onaona na maka o ka malihini,
I ka hoopulu ia e ka ua noe,
Noe mai ke aloha o na Mana Lani,
Kiai maluhia me ke ahonui,
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Lei ohuohu i ka lei Pa’i Niu,
Haina hou ia mai ana ka puana,
Kuu Lei Mokihana poina ole.
(Hakuia e)
MRS. MOKIHANA FERNANDEZ

[This is a nice mele describing a journey to and around Hawaii Island. It is a much longer version than the one cited from King’s Book of Hawaiian Melodies, on huapala.org, and is given a different title. Sadly, the early years of “Ka Hoku o Hawaii” (in which this article is included) are not online yet.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/29/1912, p. 4)

LEI MOKIHANA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 7, Helu 13, Aoao 4. Augate 29, 1912.