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H.W. Baxley :
Waikiki and Hilo, 1865.
baxley : waikiki &
Baxley, Henry Willis,
What I saw on
the west coast of South and North America, and at the Hawaiian Islands.
New York: D. Appleton
& company, 1865.
Pages 521 and 553.
A very brief description
of Waikiki, noting the demise of Hawiian surfriding.
It is probable
that the whole plain between the Pali and the ocean was once an imlnense
crater, of thirty or forty miles circumference, the southern semicircular
rim of which only is now visible, the northern having been destroyed by
unrecognized agencies, and buried in the depths of the sea
that now rolls
its surf above the sunken ruins.
In years gone
by the whole seashore of Oahu was an unrestricted bathing-place, where
the guileless islanders sported in the surf, seeking health and vigor from
the alluring waves.
coral reef extends (from) Cocoanut Island on the south, to within
half a mile of the north side of the bay, leaving a passage of that width
for vessels of the greatest draught; and there is within the reef a harbor
of one and a quarter by two miles in extent, in which ships of any size
ride at anchor
in perfect security.
On the west
side of this harbor stands the town of Hilo, and on the south the little
village of Waiakea, a crescentic beach bordering and lying between them,
on which the breaking surf looks in the distance like a fringe of frosted
University of California
Title What I
saw on the west coast of South and North America, and at the Hawaiian islands
H. Willis (1803-1876.)
Publisher D. Appleton
& company, 1865.
Geoff Cater (2007) : H.W. Baxley
: Waikiki and Hilo, 1865.