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Hanauma Bay, Hawaii: 1958

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii: 1958

My grandpa was in the Navy for a time in the late '50s. This photo was taken in March, 1958. This was scanned from another faded paper print that I cleaned up. View full size.

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Nice place

My family and I have been here for the snorkeling. It's a very nice place. Yes it is very crowded. We went on a rainy day and it was still crowded. Our first time there in 1997 you could feed the fish. I remember walking out there quite a distance with a bag of food in my hand. On the way out there I dropped one and I was immediately swarmed by fish! It was awesome! They don't allow people to feed the fish anymore. It was messing with the population. They were eating more than they were breeding.

Before it was too crowded

Hanauma Bay was one of the best beaches on Oahu (except for surfers). When we lived there, 1970-73, it was busy, but still fun. When I went back for a high school reunion in 1997, you had to stand in a long line and pay admission to get down there, and it was hard to find a spot to spread out your beach towel!

Gonna be in town long?

I have to fan myself every time I see a picture of your grandpa, Tony.

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