Whaling ended in 1859?

A Large Pamuela

Off the island of Lanai this past Tuesday, the whaling ship Triton caught a whale called a Pamuela [sperm whale], and the value of the boiled down 100 barrels of oil is a blessing for the seafaring boys. The oil from this kind of fish is one of the best, and it fetches a high price. Its oil is not like that of the other whales of the sea. The number of barrels are but a few, but the $7,500 gain is great. They return weighted down, their pockets rustling.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 3/12/1891, p. 2)

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 148, Aoao 2. Maraki 12, 1891.

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