You don’t have to be a boat owner to appreciate the history and beauty of many of the small boat harbors and boat ramps so vital to Hawaii’s recreational pursuits.
A number of these facilities, from Koloa on Kauai and Heeia Kai on Oahu, to Keanae on Maui and Pohoiki on Hawaii island, are showcased in a full-color 2017 calendar produced by the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ divisions of State Historic Preservation and Boating and Ocean Recreation, with the Hawai‘i Heritage Center.
For more than 30 years DLNR’s State Historic Preservation calendars have featured the state’s rich cultural and architectural history. This year’s version — which doubles as a tide chart — was designed by Viki Nasu Design Group with photography by David Franzen.
DLNR notes that although a number of the harbors “have been upgraded, repaired and expanded over time, many of the original features, including their breakwaters, basins, slips and channels, retain their historic character.” The 2017 calendar includes a fascinating history of recreational boating in the islands along with vintage photos.
The Recreational Boating 2017 calendar can be purchased for $10 from the Hawai‘i Heritage Center at 1040 Smith St. or by mail (P.O. Box 37520, Honolulu, HI 96837). They are also available at Book Ends in Kailua and Na Mea Hawai‘i at Ward Warehouse.