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Maui

Relief map of Maui

Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands with an area of 727 square miles (1883 km2), located near the eastern end of the chain northwest of Hawaii Island. The island is mountainous, with the 10,023' (3055 m) Haleakala, a dormant volcano, dominating the southeast end of the island and the West Maui Mountains reaching to 5,788' (1764m) at Pu'u Kukui. There is a relatively flat saddle between the two peaks that has most of the population and arable land.

Prior to the Pacific War, Maui was a quiet backwater, with the only significant military facility being the alternate fleet anchorage at Lahaina. There was a small civilian port at Kahului (156.467W 20.894N). However, additional facilities were opened after war broke out, including the Marine Corps' Camp Maui, which covered 1600 acres (1193 hectares) on the coast north of Haleakala and could base a division, and Puunene Naval Air Station just southeast of Kahului capable of basing a carrier air group.

References

"Camp Maui" (2009-5-8; accessed 2011-6-29)

Tillman (2012)

Wheeler (2007)



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