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M . EVENING BULLETIN ATLANTIO FLEET EDITION '
I " PRESENT NAVAL STATION IN HONOLULU HARBOR s
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On n spot fcklrtlns the waterfront
of Honolulu which was bpfore tho
tlrao of Annexation a low and marshy
Bite, now ataiiils the U S. Naval Sta
tlon of Hawaii, which has been useil
In Its present capiclty since the
Islands beenmo a part of the Cnited
States, but which has boon consider
ed temporary only, pending tho es
tablishment of a liner station at Pearl
Harbor. Honolulu Is justly proud of
tho record which this station has
mado undar tho successivo command'
ants, tho doolopliin offlcloncy, nnd
tho work which has bem dono In con
verting tho slto from a marsh, which
had to be tilled In as tho buildings
wero put up. to a beauty spot, which
adds materially to tho nppenranco of
the city entrance by tho sea. One
of the principal functions this post
Mils Is that of a coaling station.
Keeping coal supplies In Honolulu
harbor for tho tiso of tho ships of tho
United States navy touching horo an
tedates Annexation by many years.
Tho earliest recorded connection
between tho United States navy and
the Sandwich Islands Is during the
War of 1812. when a natlvo of tho
Islands, and, a fori of u chief, toned
on ono of the V. H. ships. Coal nild
naval supplies woro kept hero before
tho Civil War for tho use of tho
American navy, sometimes In chargo
of tho consulate.
Tho present statlou was created by
two proclamations, on November 2,
1R98. and on November 10. 1S99.
Prior to the first or these. In Septem
ber, 1S9S. Commander 7.. U Tnnnor.
U. S. N. (retired), was ordered to
como to Honolulu for the purpose of
nrranglne for tho establishment of a'
coaling station, which was much need-
ed. as the travel to tho Philippines
was Incoming heavy. Ho madu H
lengthy report. aHcr ho had collected
Information and statistics for about
two months, which was accepted. I
Tho early station was known as tho J
"U. S Naval Coal Depot," but waB
almost at onco raised successively
by proclamations to the "It. S. Naval
Station, Honolulu." and to Its present1
title. Implying Its premier rank In
VIEW OF HONOLULU NAVAL STATION WHARVES TAKEN FROM THE HARBOR AND WITH ARMORED CRUISERS AT DOCK.
Work was active In tho spring of
'99, and when John V, Merry, tho
first Commandant, arrived, ho found
things well nn foot, buildings going
up, land being filled In, nnd tho wholo
reservation a sccno of great nctlvlty.
At tho time of tho proclamation In
1000, which talsod tho stntlon to Its
present dignity, steps woro being tak
en toward securing land at Pearl
Harbor. This Involxcd lengthy con
demnation proceedings In tho Courts.
Tho land once secured. It was pos
sible for Congress to make Its recent
appropriation for tho work to go for
ward rapidly on this newest slto for
First Marine Camp.
In October, 1903, tho next evcitt of
moment In connection with tho sta
tion occurred, when tho flrtt marines
wero stationed here. They wero un
der tho command of Capt. A. W. Cat
lln. U S. SI. C, until July, 1904. when
Major n. H. Fuller assumed com
mand. He was succeeded by Lieuten
ant Fay who took command about n
In 1904, some of the land Vhlch had
been set asldo for tho uso of tho navy
was ceded to tho Federal Immigra
tion Service. It represents tho pre
sent blto of tho Immigration Station,
hack of tho Channel Wharf, on tho
I During tho time that the station
has been In existence, tho following
have nctcd aB commandants: Hear,
Admiral Merry, V. S. N Cnpt. Whit
ing, U. S. N.. Hear Admiral Terry, U.
R. N., Hoar Admiral I.yon. U. S. N..
Hear Admiral Very, U. S. N., nnd
Capt. Corwln P. Hees, U. 8. N., who
Is now In command Capt. Hoes nr
r!od In this city to" relieve Very on
.April 20th, 1908, nssutnlng command
tho next dny.
Its Coaling Capacity.
Tho station has n capacity of 30,
OQ0 Jons of coal under tho sheds, nnd
twice as much intiro lu tho open.
Tho coaling facilities lire uugmenled
by u tug,, it wnter-llghler. nnd some
largo lurgos. Tho eu.i going tug,
"lionuols," "which has been In coin
tuiind of Lieutenant Commander Cor
tcr for a number of years past, Is n
good sen boat, nnd n gicat addition to
tho station. This tug serves ns light
house tender for tho 12th subdlstrlct,
In addition to other ilutleH, nnd her
commander irgulnrly acts ns tho
llg!it-hnue inspector for tho samo
Ono of the most noticeable features
about tho station as. ono approaches
tho Hty from tho harbor Is tho aerial
apparatus of the wireless telegraph
equipment, instnled In 1905. It has
since proved of tho greatest utility.
Tho transports nro generally equip
ped with wireless iippaiatua nowa
days, mid exchange messages with
tho naval people long before nrrlv
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CAPT. CORWIN P. REES,
Commandant Honolulu Naval Station Under Whose Direction
I The Great Work of Developing Pearl Harbor Will Go Forward.
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FIRST PEARL HARBOR TREATV
(Continued from Paze 1)
Majesty tho King of tho Hawaiian Is
lands, have appointed:
Tho President of thn ITnlleil Hlnleu
Frederick J. Frelfnirhiivson. Snnrntm-v ment of the United States the exelus
of'Stato- and 've ri9ht to enter the harbor of Pearl
inJ m,',wv ..,., K-inl.nri, it,uii . I River, In the Island of Oahu, and to
tho High Contracting Parlies being at
liberty to give biirh notion to tho other
at tho end of tlm said term of seven
yearn or at any tlmo thereafter.
His Majesty the King of the Ha
waiian Islands grants to the Govern-
nij Islands, Henry A, V. Carter .ac
credited to tho Government of tho
United States as His Majesty's Kmoy
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo
tentiary; whoi having i changort their re
spective powei, which woro found
sufficient nnd in duo form, havo agreed
upga .too following articles:
r' i j ARTICLE I.
Tho High Contracting partlos agroo,
that fh'o tlmo fixed for the duration of
tho said Convention, shall be definite'
ly oxtonded for n term of seven years
from tho' datq of tho oxchnuge of rat
Ideations liureof, and further, until the
oxplrntlon'df Iwolvo months after
either of tho High Contracting Parties
shall glvo notice to tho other of tho
,wleli to tvcmlnato tho sauio, each of
establish and maintain there a coaling
and repair station for the use of ves
sels of the United States, and to that
I end the United States may Improve
the entrance to said harbor and do all
other things needful to the purpose
Tho present convention shall bo
ratified and tho ratification oicliunged
nt Washington ns soon as possible
In witness whereof, tho respective
Plenipotentiaries havo signed tho
present Convention In duplicate, and
havo hereunto affixed their lespectlvii
Dono at tho city of Washington on
tho nth day of December In tho year
of our Ird J 881.
FRKDK. T. FRW.INGHUySEN,
IIUNUY A. P. CAHTUR.
SGALCT 40.000. "V& 1
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OUTLINE MAP OP PEARL HARBOR, SHOWING TORTUOUS CHANNEL THAT MUST BE STRAIGHTENED TO ALLOW SHIPS TO ENTER
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