John Kelly and fellow SOSer Barry
Nakamura once did a shore line walking inspection tour starting
at the Honolulu Airport to see if they could find any shoreline that
was natural, unchanged by human hands/tools, from the Airport to Diamond
Head. They did not find any natural shoreline but they did document
approx. 10 acres of illegally created landfill in the Sand Island area
That walk ended up exposing several major construction related companies,
including Hawaiian Bitumels (a Dillingham subsidiary) resulted in front page news stories and some major fines.
There is still federal legislation on the books making it illegal to
simply fill in the shoreline at water's edge without proper permits.