John Pritchett: It Came From The Ala Wai Canal - Honolulu Civil Beat


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John Pritchett

John Pritchett is an award-winning cartoonist. He has created artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. See his portfolio on the web at: pritchettcartoons.com. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat’s views.


Pritchett Ala Wai creature April 2022

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About the Author

John Pritchett

John Pritchett is an award-winning cartoonist. He has created artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. See his portfolio on the web at: pritchettcartoons.com. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat’s views.


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I wonder what the members of the Honolulu Rowing Club and the various high-school rowing teams who practice in the Ala Wai Canal have to say about this.Also recall that a number of aquatic events taking place in the ocean at the 2016 Rio Olympics had to be scaled back due to poor water quality (contamination with raw sewage, household garbage, etc. - even dead bodies). This is a problem around the world, and we are doing quite well comparatively speaking.

Chiquita · 1 month ago

I remember mom saying, "No swim da Ala Wai if you get kaki'os. Going get infected."I wish those round boats were still there. They were fun.

Ranger_MC · 1 month ago

In the mid 50s my friends and I would play in Manoa Stream below the pig farm. There was a river of poop that flowed into the stream then but we didn't get sick.

sandys · 1 month ago

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