faced print is reproduced from the Lahaina Historical
Guide with permission from the publisher. Copyright
1998, Honolulu Publishing
Company, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Free copies of the Lahaina Historical Guide are
available throughout Lahaina Town and the Kā`anapali resorts.
A freshwater stream
once flowed through central Lahaina to the waterfront.
Whalers had to cross the reef in their small
"chase boats," land on the beach and drag
their boats to the deeper, clearer part of the stream
to fill their casks, so a canal was dug to open the
waterway for easier access. Remnants of the
canal could still be seen at the turn of the century,
but were filled in in 1913.
Market was adjacent to the canal, and next
on the tour.
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