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Kahanamoku Statue gets Conservation Treatment

February 15, 2011, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated February 15, 8:35 AM
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By Wendy Osher

The bronze Duke Kahanamoku statue located at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki will undergo conservation treatment tomorrow. The treatment is part of an annual city maintenance cycle for artwork on display.

The statue, by artist Jan Gordon Fisher, is made of cast bronze on a fiberglass reinforced stone base. The 9-foot statue was installed in 1990 to commemorate Kahanamoku’s 100th birthday.

Kahanamoku gained international fame as a highly skilled surfer, Olympic gold medalist swimmer, sheriff of Honolulu and unofficial goodwill ambassador of Hawaii.

The statue is among the more than 80 City monuments and sculptures on display for public viewing throughout Oahu.

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