Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Saturday, June 22, 2024 84° Today's Paper


BusinessRearview Mirror

Sand Island has storied past but mystery shrouds its name

1/4
Swipe or click to see more

Sand Island was named for the sand and coral dredged from the harbor by this device.

2/4
Swipe or click to see more

Sand Island was named for the sand and coral dredged from the harbor by this device.

3/4
Swipe or click to see more

HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER / 1924

This 1924 map shows Quarantine Island’s location on the western end of what is now called Sand Island. The old lighthouse can be seen on the upper right side of the island.

4/4
Swipe or click to see more

HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER / 1973

Sand Island, today more than 500 acres, began as two tiny islets of under 15 acres on the Honolulu Harbor reef.