The Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery

Sands of Kapukaulua, 2015

I like to find original place names in Hawaiian to use as painting titles. I asked around about the original name of Baldwin Beach. For some reason, everywhere I asked, no one seemed to know. I asked my Hawaiian contacts and go-to resources. Nada. Eventually I enlisted the help of a few kumus of Hawaiian language in the quest to nail down the name of this area. It turns out the rocky point in front of the lifeguard stand has the name Kapukaulua. The translation is "the fish hole". The consensus is that it was the original name of Baldwin Beach.

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