100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago – Bringing Coal to Hawai‘i

100 Years Ago – Bringing Coal to Hawai‘i

On account of the shortage of coal in Honolulu, the Rolph Navigation and Coal company [sic] will send the barge...

100 Years Ago – Falls of Clyde

100 Years Ago – Falls of Clyde

From the 10 August 1917 issue of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Nineteen days out from San Francisco, the Falls of Clyde, Captain...

Falls of Clyde – July 2017 Update

Falls of Clyde – July 2017 Update

August is nearly upon us. The Friends of Falls of Clyde (FFOC) has stated to the press that Falls of...

100 Years Ago – Shipping Molasses

100 Years Ago – Shipping Molasses

One of the by-products of refining sugarcane into sugar is molasses. Although ships have been carrying molasses from Hawai‘i to...

100 Years Ago – Mail to and from Hawai‘i

100 Years Ago – Mail to and from Hawai‘i

We take regular and convenient mail service to and from Hawai‘i for granted. One hundred years ago, things were a...

100 Years Ago – Sir Ernest Shackleton in Hawai‘i

100 Years Ago – Sir Ernest Shackleton in Hawai‘i

At 0745 (7:45 am) on the morning of 3 April 1917, the Oceanic Steamship Company’s ship SS Sierra*, under the...

Falls of Clyde – March 2017 Update

Falls of Clyde – March 2017 Update

It is often said, “No news is good news.” That is not much comfort to Maritime Hawai‘i and everyone around...

100 Years Ago – RMS Makura’s Special Passengers

100 Years Ago – RMS Makura’s Special Passengers

In the days when ships were the sole means of transportation to and from the Hawaiian Islands, local newspapers devoted quite...