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Rearview Mirror: Search for street names leads to a Titanic tale

  • COURTESY BOB HAMPTON
                                The former Dewey Lane near the Ilikai in Waikiki now honors waterman Duke Kahanamoku.

    COURTESY BOB HAMPTON

    The former Dewey Lane near the Ilikai in Waikiki now honors waterman Duke Kahanamoku.

  • HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
                                Duke Kahanamoku, right, seen here with fellow Olympian Johnny Weissmuller, grew up in the area of Waikiki then known as Kalia.

    HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES

    Duke Kahanamoku, right, seen here with fellow Olympian Johnny Weissmuller, grew up in the area of Waikiki then known as Kalia.

Sometimes my research takes me to unexpected places. I’ve written about Hawaii streets several times this year, and a recent question from a reader revealed that a Wahiawa man and his daughter were booked on the ill-fated 1912 sailing of the RMS Titanic. Here’s how the story unfolded. Read more

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