Wailua in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools
Albert Smith Morgan Sr.
—March 9, 1908 - May 22, 2001 —
As the children grew outdoor recreation became increasingly important. Mrs. Morgan frequently took the children to Lydgate Park. There was no sheltered swimming area there, but they enjoyed the beach.
On a 1958 European trip Albert & Helen visited Sorrento, a town on the southwestern Italian coast. In Sorrento while viewing a beautiful bay with protected swimming areas for the people, Mr. Morgan got an inspiration.
Returning to Kauai with pictures he contacted Senator Billy Fernandes. Together they prepared and presented to the State of Hawaii a proposal to create a 2.6 acre rock barrier and impoundment along Lydgate beach.
In 1964, $18,000 was appropriated to build the children's wading pool and the adult's swimming pool. A crane was floated into Lydgate beach to lift and place the boulders donated by Lihu'e Plantation. The entire project was completed in nine months.
Location. 22° 2.467′ N, 159° 20.112′ W. Marker is in Wailua Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kapaa HI 96746, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Houola (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poli'auh Heiau (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wai'ale'ale (approx. 1.6 miles away); Maunakapu and Wailua River (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roxy Theater (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Kapa‘a Japanese Stone Lantern (Ishidoro) (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kōloa Jodo Mission (approx. 12˝ miles away); Koloa, Birthplace of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry (approx. 12.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a rock and cement monument just in front of the changing rooms.
Regarding Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools. Maholo means "Thank you" in Hawaiian.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Man-Made Features •
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