Videos of Whaling and Hawaii
Welcome to our collection of videos of whaling and Hawaii. Whaling was a tragedy both large and very small. At one end of the scale were the whales, while at the other end there was the mosquito. The captain of a whaling ship, anchored in Lahaina, Maui for a few days of leisure for his crew, took issue with a local chief who, at the prompting of the missionaries, had forbidden the women to have anything to do with the randy whalers roving the town. The captain took his revenge when, during his ship’s next visit to Lahaina, he dumped a barrel of mosquito-infested water in the town, and in so doing blessed Hawaii with mosquitoes.
He Lama Keia Nou! – This is a Source of Light for You!
“Lahaina History, Part 1” (5:08)
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