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 seemed to be in great condition and still stands in Miloli'i today. They've made a Hawaiian song in memory of that horrible memory of that tsunami that washed the church away and some say people even died in this tsunami. But, because it was the old times they did not have anything to warn them of tsunamis and could only take what they could, therefore leaving behind most things of value to them. Many families were lost at sea. Others were never lived.


  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