Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools

Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools (HMR2Q)

Location: Santa Fe, HI 87507 Kauai County
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N 22° 2.467', W 159° 20.112'

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Albert Smith Morgan Sr.

— March 9, 1908 - May 22, 2001 —

In 1942, Albert S. Morgan, Sr. a native Hawaiian, married Helen Farias and raised five children. The family lived in the community of Wailua where Mr. Morgan served a term as president of the Wailua House Lots Community Association.

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.

Mahalo Mr. Morgan
HM NumberHMR2Q
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 465410 N 2437415
Decimal Degrees22.04111667, -159.33520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 22° 2.467', W 159° 20.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds22° 2' 28.02" N, 159° 20' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3126-3148 Nalu Rd, Santa Fe HI 87507, US
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