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9 of 9. The Island of Kahoolawe is located ten miles to the southwest of the Island of Maui and is about one million years old. The island is 11 miles long and 6.5 miles wide. Kahoolawe was settled very early in Hawaiian history, but the lack of fresh water was always a challenge. It later became a penal colony, then used by cattle ranches and a target practice area for the Navy until 1993. The Island is currently in a cleanup phase to remove unexploded ordnances. More information about the island can be found at: