George Freeth awarded for saving lives, 1910.

GEORGE FREETH RIDING A SURFBOARD.

AWARDED FOR SAVING LIVES.

Because a haole that is a kamaaina in Honolulu named George Freeth saved the lives of seven Japanese fishermen, he was honored by the Legislature of Hawaii with a gold medal on the 1st of August.

The value of the gold medal is about a hundred and fifty dollars, and upon it is written words speaking of the haole saving the Japanese fishermen on the 16th of December, 1908. Continue reading