Hokuao sets sail.
On Friday, at 5 o’clock in the evening, the fine missionary ship set sail. It was made to sail quickly to take with it goods for the Hawaiian missionaries living in Fatuhiva, because of their difficulties faced with the wars of those people who are fond of revolts. When it sailed, the Hoolua wind blew a little stronger, and it told of the hopes and the blessings of all who knew of the reason for the trip. Aboard the Hokuao [Morning Star], went the Rev. L. H. Gulick, and Hapuku and his wife and their adopted child. Hapuku will be a missionary for that unenlightened land. There were many who went to the pier to see him go, and to express their aloha. Bishop and Smith gave prayers in Hawaiian and English, as always, asking God the bless its travels and to return it quickly, and that this trip will be something that will alleviate and benefit those who are cursed with troubles in the ignorant land where they sail for. It is believed that the Hokuao will return again after two months are over.
(Hae Hawaii, 3/6/1861, p. 100)