Shipwreck Beach on the north shore of Lanai Island is so named because of the remains of a wrecked vessel aground a short distance offshore. This is popularly referred to as a WW II Liberty Ship, although it is YOGN 42, one of concrete barges built during the war
The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Once used as a target by the US Navy and the Air Force, the services clean unexploded grenades. No one is allowed to go ashore without permission. The island consists of an uninhabited area of 45 square miles.
There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W
From east to west, Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
The Hawaiian Islands are the outstanding peaks of the largest mountain range in the world.
The Zenith star of Honolulu (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. (Hoe koo lay uh.)
Sub-volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.
The Hawaiian archipelago consists of over 130 scattered stretches of land extending from the Kure Atoll in the north to the island of Hawaii in the south.
The first Asian American in the United States Senate was Hawai's Hiram Fong. Derived from Chinese immigrants, Fong was elected to the Senate in 1959.
Hawaii was the 50th state to join the Union on August 20, 1959.
Island flowers and colors were used to represent each island.
Niihau - Pupu Shell - White
Kauai - Mokihana (green berry) - purple
Oahu - Ilima - Yellow
Maui - Lokelani (Pink Cottage Rose) - Pink
Molokai - White Kukui Blossom - Green
Lanai - Kaunaoa (yellow and orange aerial plant) - orange
Kahoolawe - Hinahina (Beach Heliotrope) - Gray
Big Island of Hawaii - Lehua Ohia - Red
Hawaii has its own time zone (standard Hawaiian time). There is no summer time.) Time is two hours behind Pacific Standard Time and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
There are four counties in Hawaii (Kauai, Honolulu City and County, Maui and Hawaii). Each city has a mayor and a municipal council.
All underground minerals belong to the state. Apart from state water, some lava stone and smaller granites and semi-precious stones, there are only a few underground minerals.
The wind blows from east to west in Hawaii. The highest measured temperature is 96 'F (Honolulu Airport), but temperatures above 92' F generally occur only once or twice a year. The lowest temperature (below 3000 feet altitude) is 56 'F. Temperatures below 60 'F can occur, but rarely more than once a year. Average daytime temperature (july) is 82 'f. Average daily temperature in January is 72 'F.
There are no ethnic or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. Everyone is a minority. Caucasians (Haoles) account for about 34%; Japanese-Americans about 32%; Filipino Americans about 16% and Chinese Americans about 5%. It is very difficult to determine racial identification because the majority of the population has a mix of ethnicities.
A privately owned island with livestock as the main industry. Uncontrolled landings of helicopters in uninhabited areas have limited access to the public. Legend has it that Niihau was the original home of the goddess Pelé. The island has 230 inhabitants and is 69 square miles in size.
The Waialua is one of five navigable rivers in Hawaii. It drains off Waialeale Mountain, which has an average of 488 inches of rain per year and is considered the wettest spot on earth.
The Waimea, the Hanape'pe, the Lumahai and the Hanalei River are almost as big and easy to drive. The Hanalei River was recently dedicated to a "national treasure" and is protected from government use as a "place of business".
Honolulu is the largest city in the world - at least it has the longest borders. According to the constitution, every island (or island group) that does not belong to a county belongs to Honolulu. This makes all islands within the Hawaiian Archipelago, which extend to Midway Island (1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii), part of Honolulu. Honolulu is about 1500 miles long or more than half of the 48 contiguous states.
Wai Golf Course is Hawaii's first urban golf course.
Honolulu is the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country.
Hawaii Fast Facts & TriviaGene Wright
Hawaii Fast Facts & Trivia