2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:29:59 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, NATIVE PEOPLES: Year of Kanaloa Kaho'olawe (HI)
"Kanaloa Kahoolawe"
A new era in isle's revolution

Maui News (HI)
October 17, 2010

KAHOOLAWE - A bomb crater nearly as large as a football field is like an open wound on the southern coast of the former Target Island.

The so-called Sailor's Hat - a gaping hole 75 yards in diameter and filled with brackish water 15 feet deep - anchors southwestern Kahoolawe island. The site was a peninsula, possibly like Keanae Point or Puu Olai.


Now the Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana is calling the island "Kanaloa Kahoolawe" during a yearlong celebration of the Year of Kanaloa Kaho'olawe to honor the Native Hawaiian ocean deity Kanaloa. The enhanced name honors the 20th anniversary of the stopping of bombing Oct. 22, 1990, on the former Target Island - and also heralds a new era in the isle's evolution.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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