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T II K POLYNESIAN.
(Octobcr,
ueapont, arms and the like, which they shall
accordingly deliver up and shall not have or
buy any irithout license, on pain of imprison'
ment for not exceeding one month ; and the
houses of aliens may be searched for arms.
Itis Majesty may require all aliens to register
themselves, and obtain licenses of residence,
vhich may be limited, revoked or renewed; and
the penalty of being at large, without such li
cense, is six months imprisonment," Sec, &c.
The above act is still in force, though
suspended in its operation. Her Majesty
can, by proclamation, revive it or such por
tions of it from time to time, as the public
exigencies require. Meantime, all that re
lates to passports, land4', offices, &c, Sic, is
in force, and shows the inestimable boon to
foreigners of being naturalized in Great
Britain, while there are but very few advan
tages offered to them, as yet, in the Ha
waiian Islands, and these of but minor im
portance. . .. .
Li GAM EN.
Honolulu, 14th. Oct., 1844.
THE POLYNESIAN.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF TUB HAWAII AS
GOVERNMEST.
HONOLULU, SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 1844.
Statistic
Of ti Forxion Whaling Shipping for
,the Port or Honolulu. Number or
American Whaler which arrived du
ring the spring season from Jan. 1 to
Jcne 14.
Spring Season from Jan. 1 to June 14.
51 SHIPS.
Whale Oil 18,712 bbls. at $10, $187,120
Sperm do. 16,158 do. at 28, 452,416
170,0001bs.bone,a30c, 51,000
660,536
51 ships, with their outfits, at an . rA
average of $30,000 each, J 1 ojo000
$2,190,536
Fall Seatonfrom July 27 to Oct. 1 0.
32 ships.
Whale Oil 54,400 bbls., at $10, $544,000
Sperm do. 11,580 do. at 28, 324,240
426,000 lbs. bone, a 30c, 127,800
32 ships, at $30,000 each,
996,040
960,000
$1,956,040
2,190,536
Total value of 83 ships with )T7TI
their cargoes, $4,146,570
Manned by 2400 seamen.
Bremen do. Spring Scaion,
5 SHIPS.
Whale Oil 4600 bbls., at $10, $16,000
Sperm do. 130 do. at 28, 3,646
40,000 lbs. bone, a 30c, l'OOO
61, GIG
Bremen do. Fall Season.
3 SHIPS.
Whale Oil 9,700 bbls., ut $10, 97,000
80,000 lbs. bone, a 30c, 24,000
121,000
200,000
$321,000
8 ships, valued at
Manned by 240 seamen.
French do. Spring Season.
, 6 ships.
Whale Oil 3250 bbls., at $10, 32,500
Sperm do. 115 do. at 28, 3,270
30,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 9,000
44 720
French do. Fall Season. '
, 8 SHIPS.
Whale Otl-1 1,600 bbls., at $10, 116,000
fcperm do. 50 do. at 28, 1,400
100,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 30,000
14 ships, valued at
Total amount, -
Manned by 420 seamen.
Daniih do. Spring Season.
1 SHIP.
Clean,
- English do. Fall Season.
s " ' 1 BARQUE.
Sperm Oil 500 bbls., at $28,
Value of the Barque,
160,000
280,000
$440,000
30,000
14,000
30,000
$11,000
Sew Brunneick partly owned in U. States.
2 SHIPS.
Spring 1 ship 400 bbls. wh., at $10, 4,000
400 do. sp., at 28, 11,200
4,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 1,200
. 26,400
Fall 1 ship 2700 bbls. wh., at $10, 27,000
. 20,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 6,000
2 ship9 and outfits,
59,400
50,000
$109,400
LAHAINA, MAUI.
Arrivals op American Whalers trom January
8th to Junk 2nd Spring Season.
125 ships.
Whale Oil 34 ,6 1 4 bbls. , at $ 1 0, 346 ,140
Sperm do. 44,154 do. at 28, 1,256,232
338,600 lbs. bone, 30c, 101,580
1 703 952
125 ships, with their outfits, at ) Arn'n
an average value of $30,000, J-0,000
Manned by 3750 seamen.
$5,453,952
Bremen do. Spring Season.
5 ships.
Whale Oil 7350 bbls., at $10, 73,550
Sperm do. 380 do., at 28, 10640
63,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 18,900
Value of 5 ships,
Manned by 150 seamen.
103,090
125,000
$223,090
French do. Spring Season.
5 SHIPS.
Whale Oil 1000 bbls., at $10, 10,000
Sperm do. 65 do. at 28, 1,820
10,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 3000
5 ships,
Manned by 150 seamen.
Sete Brnnmrick do.
1 SHIP.
Whale Oil 800 bbls., at $10,
Sperm do. 400 do. at 28,
Value of ship and outfit,
1 Danish ship no oil value
14,820
125,000
$139,820
8,000
1 1 ,200
19,200
30,000
$49,200
$30,000
Fall SeaaonJuly 14 to Oct. 7. American Shipping.
106 ships. i
Whale Oil 1 74, 140 bbls., at $10, 1 ,741 ,400
Sperm do. 39,713 do. at 28, 1,180,220
1,537,000 lbs. bone, 30c, 161,100
106 ships at $30,000 each,
3,388,720
3,180,000
WAIMEA, KAUAI.
Fall Scason.American Sfiipping.
1 SHIP.
Whale Oil 350 bbls., at $10,
Sperm do. 50 do. at 28,
1 Ship, - - - - -
Manned by 30 seamen.
3,500
1,400
4,900
30,000
$31,900
Grand total of property and men in the
American whaling fleet, touching at these
islands between Jan. 1 and Oct. 10:
HONOLULU.
Spring Cargoes, - - 660,536
51 Ships, - - 1,530,000
Fall Oct. 10 Cargoes, - 996,040
do. do. 32 ships, - 960,000
LAHAINA,
Spring Cargoes,
125 Ships, - -Fall
Oct. 10 Cargoes,
do. do. 106 Ships,
HII.O.
Fall Oct. 10 Cargoes,
do. do. 3 Ships,
WAIMP.A.
$4,146,576
1,703,952
3,750,000
3,388,720
3,130,000
$12,022,672
74,800
- 90,000
$164,800
34,900
1 Ship and Cargo,
Total amount of American Whaling pro
perty, - $16,328,918
318 Ships 9450 Seamen.
Grand total of property and men in the
Bremen whaling fleet, touching at these
islands between Jan. 1 and Oct. 10:
HONOLULU.
Spring Cargoes,
r all do.
8 Ships,
Spring Cargoes,
8 Ships, - ' -
LAHAINA,
16 Ships 480 seamen.
61,646
121,000
200,000
$332,646
103,090
120,560
205,000
$428,640
382,616
$811,286
Grand total of nronertv and mn n in hn
French whaling fleet, touching at these
Planus uvmut'ii juii, i ana jci. iu:
HONOLULU.
Spring Cargoes,
Fall do.
14 ships,
Total value, - $6,563,720 j Spring Cargoes,
Manned by 3,180 seamen. Fall do.
Total Spring &,Ftill-231 ships-2,022,672. 6930 men.
LAHAINA.
French Shipping- tin, do.
5 ships.
Whale Oil 6400 bbls., at $10, 61,000
Sperm do. 102 do. at '28, 2,850
60,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 18,000
5 ships,
34,856
125,000
Manned by 130 seamen.
$209,856
Bremen Shipping do. do.
3 SHIPS.
Whale Oil 9330 bbls., at $10, 93,300
Sperm do. 20 do. at 28, 560
89,000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 26,700
3 Ships,
Manned by 100 men.
120,560
80,000
$200,560
HILO, HAWAII.
Fall Season to Sept. 23. American Whalers.
3 SHIPS.
Sperm Oil 2450 bbls.. at 2ft. an nn
Whale do. 500 do., at 10, 5,000
4000 lbs. bone, at 30c, 1,200
3 Ships, -
Manned v 90 seamen.
74,800
90,000
$164,800
10 ships,
24 ships 720 seamen.
Total Danish.
Manned by 30 seamen.
Honolulu. 1 ship, -
44,720
160,000
204,720
230,000
$484,720
14,820
84,856
99,676
250,000
$349,676
434,720
$834,390
30,000
Total English.
Honolulu. Fall. Cargo and barque, $44,000
Total New Brunswick.
Honolulu. Spring. Cargo, - 26,400
Fall do. - - 33,'oOO
Lahaina. Spring. Cargo,
3 ships - -
Manned by 90 seamen.
$59,400
19,200
78,600
80,000
$177,600
Total amount of whaling property of all
nations touching at the several ports of the
Hawaiian Islands, from Jan. 1 to Oct 10
1844 : ' '
$18,225,910. 373 shins. 10.800 men.
J As a large proportion of these vessel
touched twice within the year, or proceeded
from one port to another, and have been
computed in the estimates of each, it will be
necessary to deduct, say one third from the
above amount, to approximate to a correct
estimate, which will make the several
amounts as follows:
Carcocs and ships.
$12,183,910. 249 vessels. 7200 men.
The great preponderance of American
property engaged in this business will strike
every one. At the reduced estimate, it ex
ceeds that of all the other nations, by
$9,621,960 by 176 vessels, and by 5,407
men. The New Brunswick vessels arc
partly owned in the United States, as well
as the Bremen, many of which arc com
manded by Americans. The principal French
houses engaged in this business are at
Havre, and the head of the one most promi
nent is an American of great wealth, who
went to Havre as an Agent of the Rodmans
of New Bedford. The American vessels
sail on temperance principles, and much
of their success is to be attributed to this
fact. The United States government bestow
no bounty upon this fishery, and yet it
flourishes to an extent which casts that of all
the other countries combined into the shade,
although they may be aided by government
funds. The English appear to have almost
entirely abandoned it. Next to the Ameri
cans the Brcmens are the most successful,
but their business can be considered little
else than a branch of the American, being
mainly established by them.
The American vessels are generally from
300 to 600 tons, built of the best materials,
and sailing from home at an expense of from
$30,000 to $65,000, each. We have taken
the lowest value, for the average, and the
prices of oil and bone are according to latest
dates from the United States. It is conicc-
tured that whale oil will decline and sperm
increase in price, during 1845.
The manner of killing the right whale is
said to be as follows. The boat is rowed
towards the centre of his body, and two har
poons are then thrown deep into him. and
the boat backed off. The whale generally
goes down, taking with him 250 to 400
fathoms of line, or starts off taking the boat
along with him at the velocity of twenty
mucs and upwards an hour. Sometimes he
remains comparatively quiet, and the boat
again approaches, and a lance is nlunircd
into his back. If his heart
instantly spouts thick blood, and in thrco
minutes turns up. If the animal is not
killed, as is often the case, a fierce battle
ensues. The right whale fiehts hard, and
frequently occasions serious damago and
loss ot me before he yields himself to hi
foes. He strikrs tnwnwlu Ii u..
said never to attack except when nrovokrd.
A boat-stcerer of tho Vermont" received
the upward blow of a "fluke" of a whale
throwing him fifteen feet or more into the
air. At the same instant a blow from the
"small" of the tail drove one of the men
completely through the boat, fracturing both
legs, one arm and his ribs, and bruising him
shockingly. Tho captain of the Chelsea"
had his hat taken off by a blow from the tip
of a whale's tail, a few inches lower and a
different tale would have been told. Al
though a part and sometimes a whole boat's
crew is lost in pursuit of their mammoth
game, the mortality has been over-estimated.
An intelligent and experienced ship-master
computes it at 2J per cent, a season.
250 bbls. from one whale is the largest
amount that we have heard many yield
upward of 200. The average of the Hope
with 3000 barrels, was 125 to a whale.
This ship saved but one whalo out of every
three killed. Another vessel lost 20 cut in
11 making 1575 barrels. The destruction
of life is immense, as not more than one
half of those killed are saved, and not more
than one in five of those struck, secured.
1 he largest animals are from 70 to 80 feet
in length. If they 8jnk off soundings they
do not rise again, the great pressure of the
water keeping them far down below the sur
fer. The most successful ships that we

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