Milolii, Hawaii

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Miloli'i: Last fishing village in Hawaii.

Miloli'i is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii, 33 miles south of Kailua-Kona.[1] The village is situated at the seacoast where the 1926 lava flow from Mauna Loa entered the ocean.

Miloli'i is purported to be "the last Hawaiian fishing village" according to a wooden sign in their community center.[2] Without access to power lines or water, each house provides its own electricity and water with solar panels and tanks that collect rain water.

On February 5, 1868 a tsunami carried a church, named Hau'oli Kamana'o and swept it away to Miloli'i. Surprisingly, the church remained in good condition and still stands in Miloli'i today.


  1. ^ "Milolii, Hawaii". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Gorry, Conner and Julies Jares. Hawai'i: The Big Island. Oakland: Lonely Planet Publications, 2002.

Coordinates: 19°11′10″N 155°54′26″W / 19.18611°N 155.90722°W / 19.18611; -155.90722