Today’s ‘Timeline Tuesday’ takes us through the 1940s – bombing of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Marathon starts and Tripler Hospital is dedicated. We look at what was happening in Hawai‘i during this time period and what else was happening around the rest of the world.
Hawaiʻi’s first interisland passenger service was launched on November 11, 1929 when Inter-Island Airways flew from Honolulu to Hilo. In 1941, the company’s name changed to Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian hired its first ‘hostesses’ in 1943.
In 1973, Hawaiian Air introduced new colors and a ‘Pualani’ (flower of the sky) logo, with the profile of a woman against a red hibiscus, the state flower (Leinaʻala Ann Teruya Drummond, a former Miss Hawaii (1964,) was the model.)
Aviation history for Lānaʻi began with the creation of an emergency landing strip, there, in 1919. Aviation use was on-again, off-again in different areas of the island for the next few decades. In its 1928 Annual Report, the Territorial Aeronautical Commission reported the excellent cooperation of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, in making a suitable field […]
Volcanoes … yes. But that is not what this story is about. These are some of the names of inter-island steam ships that operated between the Islands; and in the day, they were the only way to get from here to there, when you travelled inter-island. Competitors Wilder Steamship Co (1872) and Inter-Island Steam Navigation […]
During the 1920s, the Waikīkī landscape was transformed when the construction of the Ala Wai Drainage Canal, begun in 1921 and completed in 1928, resulted in 625-acres of wetland being drained and filled. With the San Souci, Moana and Royal Hawaiian in place, more hotel construction followed. Except for Waikīkī, Hawaiʻi was largely undeveloped for […]