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Hilo

Hilo Clock

This clock stands as a memorial for the town of Hilo. The clock which stood in the city at that time when it was hit by the 1960 tsunami and since then stands with its hands frozen in time at 1:04 a.m. Townspeople refurbished it, but decided against restoring it to working order in honor of those who perished in the tidal waves. The clock is located on Kamehameha Avenue in front of the Naniloa Golf Course. The clock was earlier a centerpiece of Waiakea Town, a predominantly Japanese community built on the low peninsula poking out into Hilo Bay. The clock, on its green metal pole, is now a commemorative historical testament, standing along a busy thoroughfare of Hilo.