Visiting Kilauea Volcano in 1847

This month in history — November 1847 — the Polynesian described a three-day journey to Kilauea Volcano’s summit, which meant a chilly, voggy thirty-mile horseback ride and an overnight stay through camping or living in a grass hut.

With other travelers, an editor of the Polynesian made the three-week trip: sailing from Honolulu, climbing up and down Kilauea, and sailing home for $50.

Read more about his journey in “A Trip to the Crater of Kilauea.”

“A Trip to the Crater of Kilauea”
Polynesian, November 6, 1847, Page 98
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015408/1847-11-06/ed-1/seq-2/

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