Kahalepalaoa Wharf of the Maunalei Sugar Company in 1900.

The altar of Kunihi at Kaunolū. (Kepā Maly photo, 1976)

“Waiahole” a 4-wheel 24-inch Narrow Gauge Tender, Manufactured by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in January 1883 Locomotive No. 6586, ordered by Spreckles Bros. for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., Sprecklesville, Maui (seen on Maui, ca. 1884) In 1899, “Waiahole” was sold and transferred to Maunalei Sugar Co. Island of Lāna‘i (Hawai‘i State Archives – Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center).

historic photo notes

Sketch map of Maunalei Sugar Co. Ltd. and Keōmoku Village in ca. 1900. (by Daniel Kaopuiki Sr.).

Heiau at Kaunolū and the famed Pali Kaholo. Kepā Maly, photo.

Pu‘upehe Islet, noted in the traditions of Lāna‘i. Kepā Maly, photo.

Hālau Wa‘a (Canoe Shed) at Hulopo‘e Village. Kepā Maly, photo.

A visit to the Petroglyphs at Luahiwa. Ernest "Mai'a" Vredenburg, Manager of Lāna'i Ranch, pointing out Petroglyphs at Luahiwa. (Courtesy of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, ca. 1945)

‘Iliahi (sandalwood), a variety endemic to Lāna‘i. Kepā Maly, photo.

For 70 years, Pineapple was “King” on Lāna‘i. Kepā Maly, photo.

Kōnane (Checker) Boards at Kaunolū (photo by Kenneth Emory, 1921).

Stone and Mortar Bread Oven (built ca. 1899) at  Keōmoku Village. Kepā Maly, photo.

Mānewanewa (the beach vitex) noted as the lei of families who once lived in the Polihua region. Kepā Maly, photo.

Honu resting on a remote shore. Kepā Maly, photo.

Nānahoa and the three stones (“women) at the shore of Honopū. Kepā Maly, photo.

Sailing canoe of Noah Kaopuiki carrying mail from Lāna‘I (1912). Collection of Charles Gay Family.

Ishi Usu — Soy Bean Mill Press

Part of display at the Lāna'i Culture & Heritage Center. Ishi Usu — Soy Bean Mill Press. This mill came from the Hirayama and Niibu Family Tofu Shop, formerly situated behind what is now Dis-n-Dat Store (near the corner of 8th and Kiele Streets). It was used to make soy bean curd for tofu.

Cooked beans were put in the top opening of the mill stone, and wooden handles were used to turn the grinding stone. The curd would drop down into the bottom of the stone, and then drain into basins for refining and cooking. The tofu was sold from the shop and by delivery to families of Lāna'i. (Gift of Alice Niibu)

Petroglyph of Hālulu (the mystical bird man) of Kaunolū.

Ha‘alelepa‘akai, a traditional cultural property of Lāna‘i Hale. Kepā Maly, photo.

Ma‘o blossoms, an endemic hibiscus of the Lāna‘i coastline. Kepā Maly, photo.

Kalaehī Point, a noted Place in the Tradition of Kaululā'au. Kepā Maly, photo.

Puhi o Ka‘ala (the Blowhole of Ka‘ala) at Kaumālapa‘u. Kepā Maly, photo.

Heiau at Kapihaʻā Village. Kepā Maly, photo.

Ko‘a (Fisherman’s Shrine) at Kapiha‘ā, with view to Pu‘upehe, Haleakalā and Kaho‘olawe. Kepā Maly, photo.

Homes of the Keōmoku Village. Photo by Kenneth Emory, 1921.

Ka Lanakila o ka Mālamalama Church at Keōmoku Village (1903 to 1951).  Photo, unknown.

Ruins of the Maunalei Sugar Company Mill. Kepā Maly, photo.

Kawa Lele o Kahekili (Kahekili’s Leap) at Kaunolū. Kepā Maly, photo.

Ruins of an ancient lo‘i kalo (taro pond field) in Maunalei Valley. HAPCo Collection.

‘Īlioholokai (the endemic monk seal) along the shores of Kaiolohia. Kepā Maly, photo.

“Waiahole” locomotive at Kahalepalaoa in 2014. Kepā Maly, photo (KPAC3_3351_r)

Memorial to Japanese laborers of the Maunalei Sugar Company. Kepā Maly, photo.

Kihamāniania Church and School House Ruins below Kō‘ele. Photo by Kenneth Emory, 1921.

Polihua Beach, famed in ancient times as a nesting ground for Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles).

Kepā Maly, photo.

Pua Nā‘ū (the endemic gardenia blossom) of the Kānepu‘u dry forest. Kepā Maly, photo.

The last thatched house on Lāna‘i, in Pālāwai (1912). Gay Family Collection.

Remnants of the Maunalei Sugar Company Waterworks. Kepā Maly, photo.