Diamond Head from Waikiki Annex Pond
— Waikiki Historic Trail —Had you walked across this road in 1897 you might have landed in Waikĩkĩ's largest fishpond, the Ka'ihikapu, which measured 13 acres. All of today's Fort DeRussy on the mauka (toward the mountain) side of the road was covered with fishponds. There were actually hundreds of fishponds in Waikĩkĩ. The fishponds were controlled by the chiefs, but maintained by the commoners. The fish grown in the ponds were mostly ?ama'ama (or mullet) and awa (milkfish), both of which adapted well to brackish water. When the ponds were well cared for, the fish fattened quickly. The ponds functioned as "royal iceboxes" with readily available food for quests, especially the unexpected.
|Placed By||Vision Team of Kaphula, Diamond Head, and Waikiki|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||4Q E 621020 N 2353740|
|Decimal Degrees||21.28141667, -157.83340000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 21° 16.885', W 157° 50.004'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||21° 16' 53.10" N, 157° 50' 0.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2072-2128 Kalia Rd, Honolulu HI 96815, US|
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