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Phone cable installation shut down Hanauma Bay

By Bob Sigall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 20, 2013

~~<p>When I interviewed Lex Brodie about 10 years ago, he told me that when he was a Boy Scout on Oahu around 1930, his troop hiked from the end of the paved road at Kahala to Hanauma Bay. It took about two days but the Scouts were rewarded with one of the more spectacular sights on Earth: an extinct volcano filled with water. They camped out at the bay, sharing it with just a few fishermen.</p>
<p>Recently, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Editor Frank Bridgewater shared with me this photo of a blast at Hanauma Bay that he received from the serviceman who took it. Apparently, in 1956, Hanauma Bay was closed for more than a month to create a 200-foot channel for an undersea telephone cable from California to come ashore.</p>
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When I interviewed Lex Brodie about 10 years ago, he told me that when he was a Boy Scout on Oahu around 1930, his troop hiked from the end of the paved road at Kahala to Hanauma Bay. It took about two days but the Scouts were rewarded with one of the more spectacular sights on Earth: an extinct volcano filled with water. They camped out at the bay, sharing it with just a few fishermen.

Recently, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Editor Frank Bridgewater shared with me this photo of a blast at Hanauma Bay that he received from the serviceman who took it. Apparently, in 1956, Hanauma Bay was closed for more than a month to create a 200-foot channel for an undersea telephone cable from California to come ashore. Login for more...



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