Moku Paku Wishes Sweet Goodbye to Maui

Today, Tiger 11 assists Moku Pahu on her last voyage as she departs with the last load of sugar from Maui.  Hawaiian Sugar dates itself to 1835 when the first successful sugar plantation was established on the island of Kauai.  Sugar plantations grew throughout the islands, including over 30 on Maui alone.  The sugar industry can be held responsible for many developments in Hawaii, including the great melting pot of diversity  with immigrants from China, Japan, Puerto Rico, Korea, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Germany and more.  Sugar plantations brought than industry to Hawaii, they helped to make Hawaii the melting pot we celebrate today.

RIMPAC begins in Pearl Harbor

June 30, 2016 – Tiger 7 assists Chinese missile frigate Fengshui (middle) and Chinese missile destroyer Xi’an, docking next to Australian amphibious missile ship Canberra (left).

2016 June 29.  photo by Craig T. Kojima   On Wednesday, June 29.   Navy ships from many countries crowd Pearl Harbor piers as Rimpac begins.  The Australian HMAS Canberra (L02) landing helicopter dock ship. left.  Hengshui,Guided missile frigate, middle, and the Xian, Chinese missile destroyer are docked in Pearl Harbor.
2016 June 29. photo by Craig T. Kojima
On Wednesday, June 29. Navy ships from many countries crowd Pearl Harbor piers as Rimpac begins.
The Australian HMAS Canberra (L02) landing helicopter dock ship. left. Hengshui,Guided missile frigate, middle, and the Xian, Chinese missile destroyer are docked in Pearl Harbor.