, May 5, 2006 (In 1862, the “favorite wife” of Kamehameha the Great, Kaahumanu, informally adopted a
Native Hawaiian infant, Mary Nauepu, who eventually married Charles Lucas; when Mary Lucas died in 1965 at the
age of 103, she left 4,000 acres of land to her descendants . . . in a trust that many people call the Lucas Estate; that
trust currently owns about 1,000 acres on Kauai, most of it near the Ka Loko Reservoir, which burst on March 14,
2006, killing seven people); Harold Nedd,
Son Sues Father, Uncle in Fight Over Lucas Estate,
s, Mar. 19, 2007 (this story is mostly about the Charlotte Cassiday Trust but involves land in Hawai‘i Loa
Ridge, Niu Valley, and Niu Beach, that Charlotte received from her mother Mary Lucas, who had received it from
her grandfather sea captain, Alexander Adams, who had received it from Kamehameha I).
The five tracts of undeveloped land ranged from 21 to 1,073 acres and totaled 2,035 acres.
Pflueger Drives Wide Emotions on Kauai
, March 26, 2006.