Whale vs Shark, 1909.

WHALE BATTLES SHARK

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

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Another beached whale, 1901.

WHALE WASHED ASHORE AT KEEI

NATIVES WAX RICH FROM BIG FIND MADE ON HAWAII LAST WEEK.

Some of the natives living at Keei, Hawaii made a rich find last Saturday. They caught a 32 foot whale. The leviathan was not harpooned while in the deep water but was washed ashore and caught close to the beach.

Just how the whale came to be washed ashore is not certain. It was alive when it was first discovered in the shallow water early Saturday morning. It is not improbable that a drove of sharks attacked the monster and in desperation the whale swam madly in shore in the hopes of escaping from the attacks of the sharks. If such had been the desire, the attacks of the sharks were escaped but the surer attacks from the natives followed. Continue reading

Beached whale at Kailua, 1911.

THE MANY OF KAILUA WERE SAVED BY THE GREAT FISH, THE “PALAOA PAE.”

One clear day some weeks ago, a large, heavy-bodied whale landed here in Kailua at the cape of Alaala on the windward side, and it was if we were visited by the scent of the sweet lipoa seaweed of Oneawa, and it was found by fishermen beached in the shallows. The men, women, and children all went and divided up the fatty pieces of flesh, and they all went into the water with their clothes on to get cleaned up; some of the chunks of oily flesh was taken to feed the Japanese and Chinese; 20 dollars was gotten through the sale. The remainder of the meat was thrown into soup and fried, and it was tasty with dabs of poi. If a large fish comes again, Kailua’s multitudes will eat with relish, and their hips will be nicely plump. Satisfaction.

With much aloha for the Captain and the officers [??? alii kipakipa] of Ke Au Hou; the duck feather pen of the son of Kapaa in the mist presses gently down.—Mahalo nui loa.

THE ONE WHO SNIFFS OUT NEWS

Waipii-o-Oneawa, Kailua,

Oahu, Apr. 14, 1911.

(Au Hou, 4/19/1911, p. 21)

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Ke Au Hou, Buke 2, Helu 16, Aoao 21. Aperila 19, 1911.