OGG Online

Aloha--E Komo Mai--HOWZIT!? If you called it "Seven Sacred Pools" this site is for you...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Long Time No Post

I have been working on some behind the scenes stuff for OGG Online, working on a name change, finding out about building a proper Portal...if you have any suggestions, please write to me!


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Paddling Outrigger

I just turned 40 and last year was the first time I sat in and paddled an outrigger canoe. Sadly, but also with joy and celebration, it was to help scatter my father's ashes on the Big Island. My dad was a great swimmer and paddler. He paddled with Duke himself.

(That's my dad in the palaka shorts.)

If you live near the ocean, I bet there is an outrigger club not too far from you. Pacific Paddler Magazine's website has a listing of canoe clubs on the mainland and around the world. Check out their list here.

Try wait! TRY WAIT! I spoke too soon. I'm rushing to put a post up today and didn't read down their list far enough. I made the "ocean" assumption -- Check out the Hoewa'a Canoe Club in Dallas Texas! I love their logo:

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Baldwin HS Softball State Champs!

Congratulations to The Baldwin Bears Softball team for beating Mililani 2-0 to get the championship title! Read the full story at the Maui News.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

"Hawai'i" For Sale

I saw this on Olympic Blvd in West LA yesterday.

Little bit cheesy. Lots of prints of Duke and old Waikiki.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

OGG Origins

From my crack research team on Maui (otherwise known as "Jane" or "Mom".)

From this website.

Kahului Airport: OGG
The designation OGG was given in honor of aviation legend Capt. Bertram J. Hogg (pronounced Hoag), who is credited for being one of the frontier pilots who helped build the airlines of today in the Pacific.
When he first began flying passengers, Hogg, a Lihue native, flew Sikorsky S-38 amphibious planes that carried eight passengers. When he flew to Kona, he would land in the bay and outrigger canoes would come out to bring in the passengers.
He also made the first interisland commercial flight after the Pearl Harbor attack, on December 10, 1941, in a DC-3 to Maui and the Big Island.
Hogg logged his last commercial flight in 1968 in a DC-9 after 41 years in the aviation industry and 25,000 flying hours, most of it as a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines.
Capt. Hogg died March 30, 1992, at the age of 84.

Sikorsky S-38 amphibious plane

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Polipoli like ’one big imu’

The fire at Polipoli has been 100% contained, though there are still hotspots here and there. The burned portion is estimated at roughly 1,700 acres at the 6,000- to 7,600-foot elevation. Read the full story at the Maui News here.