Menehune Ditch

Menehune Ditch (HMIDT)

Location: Waimea, HI 96796 Kauai County
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Country: United States of America
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N 21° 58.184', W 159° 39.398'

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Historical Landmark - Territory of Hawaii

The row of hewn stone along the inner side of the road is a remnant of one wall of a water-course which is said to have been made by the MENEHUNES (Hawaiian dwarves or Brownies)
The stones were brought from Mokihana
There is an old saying: "Uwa ka menehune ma kanalloahuluhulu (Kaui)puoho ka manu kawainui (Oahu)The shout of the Menehunes at kanalloahuluhulu (Kauai) startle the birds of kawainui (Oahu)."

Tablet erected 1928
By Superintendent of Public Works
Year Placed1928
Placed ByHawaiian Superintendent of Public Works
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 432206 N 2429622
Decimal Degrees21.96973333, -159.65663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 58.184', W 159° 39.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 58' 11.04" N, 159° 39' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5153-5199 Menehune Rd, Waimea HI 96796, US
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