Shipwreck reported by David Kaukaha, 1870.

Sad News!

On the 19th of December, a skiff from a warship landed in Kalihi Kai, with five men on board, but four of them had died, and one was alive. Their names:

Lieut J. G. Talbot,
Peter Francis (quarter master)
William Halford (boatswain)
John Andrews (diver)
James Muir (diver)

These people were from the American warship Saginaw; this ship is familiar to those of Honolulu. Wm. Halford is the only survivor of them, and the others are all dead. Only two bodies are salvaged, the bodies of Lieutenant Talbot and James Miur, and the others are not. Continue reading