Whale vs Shark, 1909.


Seeing a fight between a Shark and a Whale was something entranced the tourists of the Moana Hotel outside of Waikiki at ten o’clock or so in the morning of this past Wednesday.

Just as the tourists usually do when staying at that hotel, they often go out to the lanai to watch the steamships leaving Honolulu Harbor, and that is why they gathered on the lanai to watch the departure of the Steamship Alameda.

When the Alameda was nearing directly outside of the hotel, the jumping of a huge whale was seen, as it kept striking its tail upon the surface of the sea. Continue reading

Carl Nakuina’s shark attack news spreads far to Utah, 1917.


HONOLULU, T. H., Aug. 30 (by mail).—Honolulu has probably the only man who was ever bitten by a shark in an automobile. If the sentence appears confused, it is nevertheless correct, for both the man and the shark were in the automobile at the time.

Carl Nakuina, an employee of a local poi factory, went to Nanakuli, on the shores of this island, last Sunday to fish. He had bigger luck than he anticipated in, for he hooked a twelve-foot shark. Continue reading