In 1880-81, a lava flow from Mauna Loa came very close to entering Hilo Bay. In trying to reconstruct the timeline of this flow for a recent Volcano Awareness Month presentation, we tracked down many old place names mentioned in newspaper reports of the lava’s progress. One such name that came up repeatedly is Kalanakamaa gulch (“kahawai o Kalanakamaa”).
Boys &Girls Club of the Big Island has been selected as the beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program.