Menehune Fishpond

The Menehune Fishpond , near Lihue, Hawaii , on Kauai , is a historic Hawaiian fishpond. Also known as Alekoko Fishpond , it has been listed on the US National Register of Historic Places .

Also called Alekoko Gold Pond, it is bound by a wall 900 yards long and has a wide bend in Hulē ‘ ia River [2] It has been deemed to be the most significant fishpond on Kauai, both in Hawaiian legends and folklore and in the eyes [of] Kauai’s people today, it’s so old that it’s been attributed to the Menehunes , a mythical people inhabiting Hawaii before the Hawaiians arrived …. moreover, it’s the best example of an inland fishpond in the entire state. ” [3] It was listed on the US National Register in 1973; the list included one Contributing website and one Contributing structure . [1]


  1. ^ Jump up to:b National Park Service (2010-07-09). “National Register Information System” . National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. Jump up^ Kirch, Patrick Vinton (1996). “Menehune Fishpond”. Legacy of the Landscape: An Illustrated Guide to Hawaiian Archaeological Sites . Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press . p. 23. ISBN  0-8248-1739-7 .
  3. Jump up^ B. Jean Martin (September 29, 1971). “National Register of Historic Places Inventory / Nomination: Menehune Fishpond / Alekoko Fishpond” (PDF) . National Park Service. andaccompanying two photos from 1973

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