Kalaupapa – Shaped somewhat like a fish (the locals say a shark) has its head facing east, its tail in the west and a dorsal fin rising from its back on Molokai’s north shore. That dorsal fin is the nearly flat, ten-square-mile (25.9 sq km) Makanalua Peninsula which juts into the Pacific below the [...]
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One and a half million years ago, give or take a day, two large volcanoes pushed through the surface of the Pacific Ocean and created the island of Molokai. Kamakou in the east, and Maunaloa in the west. Somewhat later a third and much smaller caldera, Kauhako, popped up to form the Makanalua peninsula [...]
The Washington Post By John Deiner - Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 15, 2004 Makaila Purdy stood beneath a tree dripping with macadamias and the remnants of a passing rain shower, three felines at her feet and a hammer in her hand. As I clopped about in the mud, she waved me over [...]
The Seattle Times Originally published November 18, 2007 at 12:00 am Here on Molokai, the sleepiest of the major Hawaiian islands — the one that calls itself the "Friendly Isle" — a sign on the... By Beverly Beyette KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii — Here on Molokai, the sleepiest of the major Hawaiian [...]
San Jose Mercury News By Eric Noland - Los Angeles Daily News POSTED: 03/21/2009 12:00:00 AM PDT Visitors to Molokai take the mule ride down to Kalaupapa National... (Photo credit: Ray Mains) KALAUPAPA, Hawaii — A visit to Kalaupapa is the antithesis of sun-washed revelry in the Hawaiian Islands, but it's a story of [...]