Why was Hawaii known as the Sandwich Islands?

Answer As European adventurers explored the Western world, they often named new lands after their royal or noble patrons who financed the expeditions. Besides the lure of treasure and natural resources, t... Read More »

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Do the islands of Hawaii make a circle?

The state of Hawaii is comprised of eight main islands, nine smaller islands and over 100 islets. The islands run in a line from southeast to northwest, and do not form a circle.References:Hawaii ... Read More »

Can you take a boat to hop the islands in Hawaii?

As of 2010, the only available commercial boat services between islands in Hawaii are private boat charters, which are often much more expensive than airplane tickets. The Hawaii InterIsland Super ... Read More »

How many islands are part of Hawaii?

Hawaii is made up of eight main islands and several smaller, uninhabited islets. The state's main islands are: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island of Hawaii, Niihau, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe.Sour... Read More »

How long is the chain of islands in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian island chain stretches approximately 1,600 miles from Hawaii to Kure Atoll in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The distance between the eight main Hawaiian islands is about 385 miles... Read More »