Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
The Ala Wai Canal
— Waikīkī Historic Trail —
Although the primary use of the Ala Wai is to provide drainage of water flowing into Waikīkī, the Canal also provides recreational space for canoe paddlers, boaters, joggers, and sightseers throughout its history.
Begun in 1995, the Hawai‘i Convention Center is the largest public building of its kind in Hawai‘i. It is situated on 10 acres of land, contains more than one million square feet of floor space, three acres of gardens, a 200,000 square foot Exhibit Hall,
The site of this marker is located along a historically significant promenade which has been enhanced to restore and preserve its historic use for pedestrians along the Ala Wai Canal.
Erected by The Hawaii Convention Center. (Marker Number 19.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 21° 17.35′ N, 157° 50.106′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Kalahaua AVenue south of Kapiolani Boulevard, on the right. In the shadow of the Convention Center at the Ala Wai promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96826, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort DeRussy (approx. ¼ mile away); Kaha ha ʻlo me nā Makani (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Story of Kālia (approx. 0.3 miles away); King David Kalākaua (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rainbow Mural (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kālia Bay Kuroda Field (approx. half a mile away); “Brothers in Valor” Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
More about this marker. Four photographs are reproduced on the marker. At the top “Chinese duck farm, Waikiki, circa 1910.” Then “It took six year to dredge the Ala Wai Canal and reclaim the land that would become modern Waikiki.” “For years families rented boats on the Ala Wai Canal. This photo from about 1955 was taken near the McCully Street Bridge.” And “These apartments, as seen from the Ala Moana bridge offered a pleasant lifestyle with easy access to the ocean and beaches in 1948.”
Additional keywords. Waikiki, Hawaii
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,896 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.