Strange happenings at the Pacific Missile Range

When Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bruce Rolfe and his wife, Cora, moved into their quarters at 1204-B Regulus Drive at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in the early 1980s, they began to experience unexplainable phenomenon.

Hawaiian singer and steel guitarist Annie Kerr

Trina Elizabeth Sonoda of Wailua, my son Brett’s fiancée, recently told me that she is the great-great-grandniece of Hawaiian singer and steel guitarist Annie Kerr (1906-1967).

Ginger Beralas’ oopu fishing days on the North Shore

My wife, Ginger, was born and raised on Kauai, and during the 1950s and early 1960s she’d often go fishing with her family — at the seashore, in plantation reservoirs or steams in the mountains, or in the Hanalei and Wainiha rivers.

Pioneer Kauai tour driver Samuel K. Peahu Sr.

Samuel K. Peahu Sr. (1894-1975), one of Kauai’s very first tour drivers, was born in Waimea, and was originally named Kamuela Kahinu Pokipala, but later settled on the first name Samuel and the surname Peahu, the name of his adopted mother.

Here’s a brief history of the Kalihiwai bridges

In 1902, the Executive Council of the Territory of Hawaii recommended that a bridge of cylinder piers, 160 feet in length, be built at Kalihiwai gulch to replace the ferry that had been in use for a very long time as the sole means of conveying passengers and goods across the Kalihiwai River.

The story of Morgan’s Ponds, the pools at Lydgate Park

In 1958, while vacationing in Europe, Native Hawaiian Wailua Houselots resident Albert S. Morgan Sr. (1908-2001) and his wife, Helen Morgan, visited Sorrento, Italy, located on the coast south of Naples and east of the island of Capri, and noticed that Sorrento’s beaches were protected from the open sea of the Bay of Naples by stone breakwaters lying roughly 100 yards offshore.

Bird lover, amateur ornithologist Alexander H. Isenberg

Bird lover and amateur ornithologist Alexander H. Isenberg (1901-1970) was the son of H. Alexander Isenberg, the managing director of H. Hackfeld & Co. of Honolulu, and Virginia Duisenberg Isenberg of San Francisco, and was the grandson of Kauai sugar industry pioneer Paul Isenberg.

The hippies of Kauai’s Keapana Valley

In early January 1975, a group of over 100 hippies from Los Angeles calling themselves Aquarians settled on leased land in Keapana Valley, Kauai, and soon aroused public concern by carrying bows and arrows and firing a .45-caliber handgun on their property. They were also accused of making threatening remarks to their neighbors.