Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku
August 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968
Duke introduced surfing to the Eastern seaboard of American, Europe and Australia. He became a hero when he saved eight lives from a capsized launch at Corona del Mar, California in 1925 using his surfboard. A movie actor from 1925 - 1933 he was elected Sheriff of Honolulu for thirteen consecutive terms from 1934 - 1960. He has been recognized as Hawai'i's Ambassador of Aloha since 1912.
He has honored his name, he has honored his race, he has honored his state, he has honored us all. (Marker Number 5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Government & Politics • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 21° 16.532′ N, 157° 49.519′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stones Of Life (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Lady of Waikiki (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waikiki (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Beaches of Waikiki (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mahiole (approx. half a mile away); Helumoa (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
Additional keywords. Pacific Islanders
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