Whaling Industry

1820s: Because of Hawaii’s central location in the Pacific Ocean, whaling ships started to sail to Hawaii to replenish supplies, repair ships, and allow the crew to rest. Most ships sailed to the major ports in Honolulu and Lahaina; other ships sailed to lesser ports including Hilo and Kealakekua on the Big Island and Waimea and Koloa on Kauai. … Read More

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