Friday, October 16, 2015

Laniākea Cave

Laniākea Cave Reverend Asa and Lucy Thurston were in the Pioneer Company of American Christian missionaries, arriving in Kailua-Kona in 1820. “(T)hey chose a valley, about half a mile from the residence of the governor, and near the entrance of Raniakea (Laniākea,) as the spot where they were most likely to meet with success (for their home.)” “The part of the wall now standing, is near the mouth of Raniakea (Laniākea,) the spacious cavern … After entering it by a small aperture, they passed on in a direction nearly parallel with the surface; sometimes along a spacious arched way, not less than twenty-five feet high and twenty wide… The cave runs into a deep subterranean pool of very cold water….”

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