A Look at Honolua Bay Yesterday and Today

Honolua  – Lipoa Point 1982 – Photo: John Severson

Above: Honolua Bay and Lipoa point taken in the early ’80s showing the patchwork of pineapple fields and red dirt roads… Compare to the same view below taken recently in January 2018:

Honolua – Lipoa Point 2018 – photo: Elle Cochran

Photo above by my old friend and high-school classmate, Elle Cochran, when she was flying over on her way to Oahu recently… (Don’t worry; the future mayor of Maui gave me permission to use her photos in my blog!).  The outlines of the pineapple fields are still visible. No more red dirt on the roads.

Below: Honolua Bay back then… with funky cars and pineapple fields up on field 53 “F-53″…my dad shot this from a helicopter old school (no drone) 1979. And following… Honolua Bay today.

Honolua Bay – 1979 – photo: John Severson

Honolua Bay 2018 – Photo: Elle Cochran

My father, John Severson, designed the Save Honolua logo – Elle Cochran and her husband Wayno were implicated in the Save Honolua Coalition from the beginning which helped keep Honolua, Lipoa Point and surrounding areas a public park.

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Sherri Williams

January 19, 2018

Thank you for sharing the wonderful memories of old Maui. I was just in Kapalua for golf tourney . Some of your clients may appreciate the open feeling of my island for last 14 yrs, Lanai. Always able to give you a tour of properties! Aloha, Sherri

Anna Severson

January 19, 2018

> Aloha Sherri! Thanks for the comment… see you soon.
I will keep lanai in mind actually…

Robert DiMarco

January 21, 2018

Getting better all the time, is there a plan to return the area to what is natural for the area?


January 22, 2018

> Robert – 250 coastal acres at Honolua were conveyed to the State of Hawaii by Maui Land and Pineapple Co in 2014 for $19.5 million… efforts are being made to keep the land open and un-touched yet it’s a struggle to keep land natural as parks often require signs, paving and marking parking spots and all those colored hand rails everywhere and signs and more signs… check out “Save Honolua Forever” for more info or to be a part of the movement.

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