The Hawaii government agency in charge of Kahoolawe, a former Navy bombing practice island off of Maui, has released a new online database of photos and documents illustrating the island and its archaeological artifacts.
Sailor’s Hat on Kahoolawe, where the Navy exploded a 500-ton TNT bomb to simulate the effects of an atomic blast.
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Given how hard it is to get to Kahoolawe — access is limited, and even visitors who go there can’t walk everywhere due to unexploded ordnance — the online photos may be the closest you can get to see the island, its resources and the damage done.
The commission plans to release a mobile application next year as well featuring an interactive map and videos.