So the Wailuku still lives up to its name, Destroying Water.
He was a youngster at the time—I had just met him—when he went into a poker game at Wailuku.
Legends connected with the Wailuku tend to confirm the belief that it was named for its violent habits.
It is also known as "The natural bridge of the Wailuku river."
The town at the mouth of the Wailuku has since that day been known by the Hawaiian word meaning "to twist."
Residents of Wailuku say these places were in use only 50 or 60 years ago.
There are many vague stories as to why the Wailuku River was so named.
They say that his home was on the northern bank of the Wailuku River.
Farther up the river, which Paoa learned was called the Wailuku, there lived the goddess Hina.
At Wailuku, at the northern end of the isthmus, was the home of "Father Alexander," well known as one of the early missionaries.