More alii going to fish for upapalu, 1869.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Fond of fishing.—The moonlit nights of this past week were spent by some makaainana and alii by going fishing outside of Honolulu Harbor, in lagoons and other places they wanted to fish. The fishes they caught  were upapalu, u-u, aweoweo, moi, awa, and alalauwa. For some of those who went fishing, it was entertainment; while for others, they truly wanted fish from the sea, and maybe they spent some time selling it for money. Some who went caught a lot of fish, while some were left with only bad luck going home with nothing; but it is said, “the fisherman can live on leftover bait,” and it is perhaps those who stayed home who made out the worse.

[Ironically, this article was made possible by K & D who gifted me with some maia iholena which I feasted on for dinner!]

(Kuokoa, 8/28/1869, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 35, Aoao 3. Augate 28, 1869.


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