Honolulu: Lubling, McGaughy & Associates, 1962.
Softcover. Very good. 8.5 x 11 inches, 47 pp + 17 plates (some folding). Comb binding. Two spots of sticker residue and one sticker on front cover, comb broken at top inch and bottom two inches of spine, but still well bound and internally clean. According to the report summary, Hana Bay had little boat traffic due to a wharf exposed to high winds and no sheltered moorings. This proposal projects that if a new harbor is built "commercial fishing would be revived, transient recreational craft would make the harbor a vacation stop, a safe refuge would be provided for boats caught in a storm, and barge commerce for both petroleum and general cargo would be established on a weekly schedule. The economy of Hana District would benefit from low water transportation costs for the import of grain, molasses, retail goods and petroleum products and the export of cattle and beef." The report describes the process of selecting a site and offers a plan for phased construction and development over several decades, jointly funded by the State and Federal governments. The plates include several maps showing water depth, wave height, and currents in relation to a proposed new breakwater. As far as we can tell, this project did not come to fruition, but it is interesting to see the factors that were considered in site selection and the financial calculations of various benefits the proposed development was projected to produce.