Port Allen, Hawaii

Port Allen is a populated place at Hanapepe Bay, 20 nautical miles from Nawiliwili, in Kauai County, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Originally named ʻEleʻele Landing, terminal owner Kauai Railway renamed it for Honolulu business man and port financial backer Samuel Clesson Allen.[1][2] When the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Koke'e State Park was built in 1935, the lumber for the camp was floated ashore at Port Allen.[3] Captain James Cook landed on Kauai in this area. The facilities were demolished in 1982 by Hurricane Iwa, but eventually rebuilt.[4]

Port Allen, Hawaii
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 21°54′13″N 159°35′14″W / 21.90361°N 159.58722°W / 21.90361; -159.58722Coordinates: 21°54′13″N 159°35′14″W / 21.90361°N 159.58722°W / 21.90361; -159.58722
CountryUnited States
StateHawaii
CountyKauai
Time zoneUTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
Area code(s)808
GNIS feature ID0363427

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joesting, Edward (1988). Kauai: The Separate Kingdom. University of Hawaii Press. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-8248-1162-4.
  2. ^ "Port Allen A New Name In Geography Of Hawaii". The Hawaiian Gazette. April 27, 1909. Retrieved December 14, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Koke'e State Park". National Park Service. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Clark, John R. (1990). Beaches of Kauai & Niihau. University of Hawaii Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-8248-1260-7.