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THE PORT OF KAHULUI, T. H.
PORT AND HARBOR CONDITIONS
Kahului is situated on the north coast of the island of Maui. It is about 90 nautical miles from Honolulu and about 110 miles from Hilo. Kahului is the terminus of the Kahului Railroad, which connects with the principal sugar plantations of the island.
There is no natural harbor at Kahului. Entrance is made directly from the open sea between two breakwaters approximately at right angles, which enclose an area of about 200 acres. The width of the opening is about 600 feet. The east breakwater is 2,850 feet long and the west breakwater 2,396 feet long. A channel 600 feet wide at the entrance, with a maximum width of 1,450 feet, has been dredged from the entrance to the east end of the harbor along the lee of the east breakwater. The depth is 35 feet below mean lower low water. The channel or basin is protected from the prevailing northeast trade winds by the east breakwater. The development of terminal facilities has been confined to the east end of the harbor, behind the base of the east breakwater.
TIDES AND TIDAL CURRENTS
The mean range of tides is 2.4 feet and the extreme range, under ordinary conditions, is 3.4 feet. Tidal currents are negligible.
In ordinary weather there are safe anchorages about 2 miles north of the harbor, near Waihee Reef buoy. There are mooring buoys inside the harbor under the lee of the east breakwater.
FUEL AND SUPPLIES
Pier No. 1 is lighted and lights are available in the shed on pier No.2 but no facilities are available for supplying electricity for vessel use. The current furnished is alternating 3-phase, 60-cycle at 220-440 volts for power and 1-phase, 60-cycle, 110 volts for lighting.
Water is available through pipe lines on both wharves from the county water system. It is supplied through a 4-inch line on pier 1 and through one 4-inch and one 6-inch line at pier No. 2. The rate is 40 cents per 1,000 gallons with an additional Territorial charge of 6 cents per 1,000 gallons.
The Kahului Railroad Co. has three steel tanks with a total storage capacity of 130,000 barrels at the base of the east breakwater. California oil is received through one 8-inch intake line and a normal supply of 75,000 barrels of grade 14 fuel oil is kept in stock. Vessels are bunkered at pier No. 1 through one 8-inch pipe line at the rate of 100 barrels per hour.
PORT AND HARBOR FACILITIES
PIERS, WHARVES, AND DOCKS
There are two piers at the port, both of which are owned and operated by the Territorial Board of Harbor Commissioners. They are open to shipping on equal terms and both have connections with the Kahului Railroad and with the island highways. These facilities are described below:
Lighted or unlighted.
Type of construction.
Lighted or unlighted. Mechanical handling facilities..
9. 7 500 pounds.
500 pounds. Lighted.
1. Concrete floor, walls, and trusses - Concrete floor. part concrete and
part corrugated iron side walls. 773 by 132 feet.
242 by 77 feet. 102,036 square feet.
18,634 square feet. 1...
1. 500 pounds..
500 pounds. Lighted
level sugar conveyors the full
track on open wharf; 1 770-foot open wharf, total length 3,200
track inside shed.
Island Steam Navigation Co. County service; 4-inch pipe line County service; 4-inch and 6-incb and hose.
lines. Automtaic sprinkler system in Hand extinguishers and hose.
sbed, hand extinguishers and
Steamship lines using terminal
regularly. Water supply available to ves
sels. Fire protection other than city
Electric current available to ves
18-inch molasses line; 1 each 6-inch
fuel oil, gasoline, and Diesel oil