Harbors and Landing Places of Kona

March 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo HI 96720

Kapena Kiko at ‘Ai‘opio Fishtrap, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, ca. 2017. Photo: Jay Robinson

Evening Presentation:

With its often placid conditions, the seas of the Kona District offer a more available road and more frequently usable landing places than the normally rough windward districts. But not always ….

In the time before highways and motor vehicles, harbors and landing places were the important links among different districts, other islands, and foreign lands. They were the means of getting people and things that came by sea safely ashore, as well as sending off the people and products of the land by sea to other places. Sailor and canoe builder Kapena Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa (“Captain Kiko”)—who may know these harbors and landing places as well as anyone—takes us on a journey by story and pictures along the coast of Kona, discussing the geological, wind and sea, and social/historical factors that make landings come and go, and sharing some events that occurred at these unique places. Kiko’s one-of-a-kind presentation is a must-see on two occasions: Monday evening, March 8, and the following afternoon, March 9.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Owing to COVID-19 safety restrictions, masks that meet the CDC guidelines must be worn and physical distancing observed.  Temperature checks will be made before you enter the Museum.  Seating is very limited; you must reserve your seat/s in advance by calling during business hours, and must check in at the front desk prior to the presentation.  Check-in begins at 6:30PM Monday evening, 2:30PM Tuesday afternoon.  First called, first reserved!  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall.  E komo mai!