Fond memories, but pool’s time has come

Honolulu Advertiser

I remember going for my junior lifesaving merit badge as a Boy Scout at St. Augustine’s in 1950. Every day we jumped from the towers at the Natatorium and swam laps. (Anyone from Troop 51 out there?) Those days are gone, and so is the Natatorium.

Six million dollars to do a partial restoration, and the whole thing is falling apart. Making the Natatorium what it was is like making us who used it 55 years ago young again.

Clear the area, plant some explosives in it and destroy it. Make it a contiguous part of the shoreline with a small plaque on the shore that acknowledges its existence.

Fritz Amtsberg
Honolulu