An advertisement disguised as news? 1860.

Guano Men.

The Hon. C. H. Judd, the Governor of Baker Island and the Hon. S. G. Wilder, Governor of Jarvis Island returned along with their wives and 60 men or more. Continue reading

Bird poop was a big business back in the day, 1859.

Pertaining to the Guano Islands.

O Hae Hawaii:

Aloha oe:—On the 28th of Mei, 1859, we sailed from Honolulu, six days we spent at sea, and on the seventh day, that being the 4th of June, we saw Paukeaho [Jarvis Island], which looks like a very low-lying land; living there is Kale, Livai, and 50 men, who are guano workers. There was one trade ship docked, and three buoys to secure boats to, and a fine pier to transfer the guano; Kale’s men make fast work. He has 80 men. The eighty men can produce 2,640 bags per day. There is much food and water brought from Honolulu aboard the “Josephine,” a speedy ship which makes 300 miles per day if the wind is good; if the wind is bad, 280 miles per day. Continue reading