Auhea iho nei la o Makee, A ka Malulani la e huli hele nei… 1897.

Kimo Maki Near Disaster.

Tuesday Night past, when the steamship James Makee was in Kapaa, Kauai, while the strong winds were blowing upon us and there as well, it was blown towards land while it attempted to head out to sea. It was stuck for two hours, and during this time, its cargo was unloaded, and the Malulani arrived to give assistance. Looking from the underside, it was seen that part of its keel [kila] was lost, two knees [kuli] and one beam [kua] at the stem were split, and there was a hole underneath, perhaps three feet below sea level at the base of the anchor. The Malulani accompanied it until arriving here in the morning of this past Friday. It will be placed atop the marine railway.

[I am guessing that this is the incident which inspired the famous composition still often heard today!]

(Makaainana, 1/4/1897, p. 8)

Kokoke e Poino ke Kimo Maki.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VII, Ano Hou—Helu 1. Aoao 8. Ianuari 4, 1897.

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