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THE PORT OF KAHULUI, T. H.

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PORT AND HARBOR CONDITIONS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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.

ANCHORAGES

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.

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FUEL AND SUPPLIES

ELECTRIC CURRENT

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 SUPPLY

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.

OIL BUNKERING

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.

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AERIAL VIEW OF KAHULUI HARBOR, MAUI. T. H.

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:

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Description:

Dimensions
Depth of water, m. l. 1. w..
Berthing space available..
Width of apron.
Deck above m. l. I. w.
Capacity per square foot.

Lighted or unlighted.
Transit sheds on pier-

Type of construction.
Length and width..
Total floor area..
Number of floors.
Allowable floor load per

square foot.

Lighted or unlighted. Mechanical handling facilities..

Feet

Feet

Feet
Feet

Feet 165

935
893

105
85
31
6

19 165

935
850

105 31

31 9.8

9. 7 500 pounds.

500 pounds. Lighted.

Unlighted. 1.

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

Lighted.
2 longitudinal and 3 below floor None.

level sugar conveyors the full
length of shed, 4 cross conveyors
overhead; 4 movable gantries on

apron.
Kahului R. R.; 1 935-foot surface Kahului R. R.; 4 surface tracks on

track on open wharf; 1 770-foot open wharf, total length 3,200
surface track inside shed; 1 935- feet; 1 242-foot surface track inside
foot depressed track on open transit shed.
wharf; and 1 770-foot depressed

track inside shed.
Matson and Isthmian Lines and Matson lumber vessels, Inter-
oil tankers.

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

hose. None..

None.

Railway connections

Steamship lines using terminal

regularly. Water supply available to ves

sels. Fire protection other than city

service.

Electric current available to ves

sels. Remarks.

18-inch molasses line; 1 each 6-inch

fuel oil, gasoline, and Diesel oil
pipe line; 1 4-inch kerosene pipe
line, and i 4-inch bituinuls line.

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