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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, December 23, 1919, Page 6, Image 6',
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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, DEC. 23. 1919
Romantic Career of
the Cleopatra's Barge
(Continued from pnge 5)
remained a week. During this time
almost everyone on the Island visited
her and met with a cordial reception,
for Crowninshield was a democrat to
the core. Everyone was welcome who
knew enough to behave. The conse
quence was, here and elsewhere, that
so many people availed themselves of
this liberty that it was almost impos
sible at times to carry out the daily
routine of the ship, and the visits of
these people became a great nuiSance.
Crowds of Sight-Seers
At some of the ports at which the
vessel stopped later In the Mediter
rannean, the crowds were bo great
that it was found necessary to try and
keep them back and at Barcelona the
vessel had to be hauled out of the
harbor into the outer road to prevent
the pressure of these great crowds. It
was in vain, however, for they followed
the vesel in boats, and many ot them
becoming deathly sick, that was added
to the other discomforts. It was at
Barcelona, also, that many people In
the endeavor to get on board, were
crowded overboard, and among them
Leaving Madeira the Cleopatra's
Barge sailed for the Mediterranean
where she visited the following places:
Tangiors, Gibraltar, Malaga, Carta
gena, Port Mahone in the island of
Minorca, Barcelona, Marseilles, Tou-loh,-
Genoa, Leghorn, the island ot
Elba and Civita Vecchla.
Always In Apple-Pie Order
The owner was very particular
about having everything kept "ship
shape" and in applepie order. During
the short space of two months, while
she was in the Mediterranean, she was
repainted no less than three times; in
fact the paint was hardly ever dry.
At Marseilles an army of workmen
came aboard, the gilt work was all
rpgilded, additions were made to the
cabin upholstery, and one state room
was dismantled and refurnished in a
Before setting out on his voyage the
owner had provided himself with 300
letters of introduction to the most
eligible people at the different ports
where he intended to call. And the
presentation of these letters no doubt,
helped to augment
the number ot
Eight Thousand Visitor in One Day
Some Idea of the interest that was
taken In the vessel may be gathered
from the fact that on an average 3500
people a day visited her while she was
in port, and one day at Barcelona, by
actual count, no less than 8000 people
came aboard. Many dinner parties
were given and entertainments were
served every day in the saloon to her
invited guests. In order the better to
entertain these guests the generous
host engaged a number of professional
musicians and at Elba these were in
creased to a full band.
Marvels of Navigation Skill
At Genoa an interesting episode oc
curred that must not be overlooked.
A certain baron, Von Zach, a German
astronomer of distinction, came aboard
with all the rest of the world, and he
gives an interesting account of his
visit. In the course of the conversat
ion, the name of Bowditch was men
tioned Bowditch was the standard
authority on navigation aboard all
American ships and was held in becom
ing respect even by the rest of the
"He is a friend of our family and
our neighbor at Salem," replied tho
captain, "and that young man, whom
you see there, my son was his pupil;
in fact it is he, and not myself who
navigates the ship. Try him and see
how much he knows."
The German astronomer turned to
the young man, saying: "What was
your dead reckoning error in making
the Straits of Gibraltar?"
"Six miles," was the answer.
"You must have got your longitude
mighty close, how did you get it?"
"By chronometer and by lunar
What! Do yau know how to work
up the longitude by lunar distances?"
"Why, our cook can do that," re
plied the young man.
"Here Jack," calling to the negro
cook, "come and tell this gentleman
how you get the longitude!"
Even the Cook is an Astronomer
The cook came up with a dressed
chicken in one hand and a butcher
knife in the other; and the Baron put
him through a cross examination in
regard to working lunars, that quite
satisfied him that he knew perfectly
what he was talking about. The cap
tain told him to put down his chicken I
and get his books and journal and'
J. I. SILVA'S
will be open every evening until 9 o'clock for
your accommodation from Nov. 22 to Jan. 3rd.
We predict a rush during the Holiday Season
and if you would avoid. same we would advise
you to shop early.
A complete line of goods is on display from which
you can fill all your wants. A good stock of
shoes for ladies, gents and children. Hats, Caps
and Dress Goods to suit all tastes.
Hand Embroidered Centerpieces Worked
and other attractions too numerous to mention.
Come in and see, even if you do
show the gentleman his work, which
he did. And everything proved to be
entirely in order, according to the
highest standards ot the best navigat
ion, which is more than can be said
for most ordinary sea captains. ThiB
negro cook had been round the world
as cabin boy with Captain Cook in his
last voyage and was well acquainted
with the particulars of his death at
Kealakekua in 1779.
Guests of the Bonapartes
Crowninshield was an ardent ad
mirer of Napoleon and made a point
of going to Elba to see where he had
been in exile from which he had es
caped only a couple of years before.
Many of his friends were still there,
whoop acquaintance he made and who
in turn gave him letters of introduc
tion to the Bonaparte family in Rome
So from Elba they went to Rome,
where they remained a couple of
weeks, largely as the guests of the
Bonapartes. These Bonapartes were
more or less under supervision for
fear they might attempt to rescue
their great leader in exile at St. Helena
and the attention paid to them by the
wealthy owner of this fast yacht, that
could outsail anything afloat, was re
garded by the French authorities with
suspicion. So they set a French man-
of-war on her track, to keep watch of
her, but the Cleopatra soon shower
her, but the Cleopatra soon showed
far in the rear.
Plans Cut Short by Death
Crowninshield had hoped to extend
his voyage to the Eastern Mediter
ranean, the Greek islands and even
Constantinople, but the lateness of the
season warned him that he must give
up this plan and return to America,
which he did, arriving in Salem on the
3rd of October, 1817.
He at once began to plan another
voyage for the coming year. But "man
proposes and God disposes" within
two months he was dead.
Yacht Comes To Islands
In settling his estate the Cleopatra's
Barge was sold at auction the follow
ing summer for $15,000, her cabin fur
niture and fittings being reserved. She
made one or two voyages to South
America in the merchant service and
was finally sold to Kamehameha, king
of the Hawaian Islands. In pursuance
of this sale agreement, she departed
from Salem, June 18, 1820 and arrived
at Lahaina, Nov. 6, of the same year.
Traded for Sandalwood
On the 16th of November,
Liholiho, or Kamehameha II and his
prime minister, Kalalmoku, purchased
the Cleopatra's Barge from Captain
Sutter for $90,000 to be paid for in
sandalwood by installments. Her name
was then changed to "Haaheo O Ha
waii" (The Pride of Hawaii).
Royal Yacht of Savage King
During the next three years she led
a somewhat checkered career as flag
ship of the incipient little Hawaiian
navy, and the private yacht of the
king and the royal family. As there
was at this early time no regular
means of transportation between the
islands, the "Haaheo O Hawaii" came
in for all kinds ot varied service, from
royal dispatches to the outer-islands,
to return loads of taro and pigs. She
was so vast an improvement on the un-
seaworthy and unsavory craft that
they had been used to that they re
garded her as a paragon of beauty and
comfort, and every alii who could
possibly manage it, sought for the fav
or of an inter-island trip aboard of
(Continued next week.)
Expense of Our Legislature
The cost of tho last session of
Legislature was $1,434 a day, which
is about what it has been for tha last
five or six sessions. The number of
bills passed was 242 at a cost ot $343
each, most of which however was the
cost of defeating some 275 more.
The phenominaiiy expensive ses
sion was that of 1901 which cost the
Territory nearly $94,000, and passed
only 27 bills at a cost of $3,505 per
bill. To be sure they defeated 315
If you have anything to sell, or
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does not cost much.
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Tho exports are made tip as fol
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fruits and nuts, mostly pinonpples.
nearly nine million; coffee $470,000;
rice 85.000, hides 399.000, other arti
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The overhelming bulk of this trade
is naturally with the United States.
82 out ot the 88 million going thither.
The largest foreign patron outside of
the United States is Japan, 4Mi mil
We have a surprisingly large im
port bill from British India, $1,372,-
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