King Kamehameha III & Whalers & Traders
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In the spring of 1825, the young Kauikeaouli became the new king of Hawaii
Whaling now replaced the sandalwood trade as the chief source of income. After 1819, most of the whaling ships were American
The number of whalers anchored in Hawaiian ports increased rapidly. In 1830, there were 157 arrivals. By 1844, the number had tripled
Whaling began to decline in the 1860s. The king and some of the chiefs, as well as foreigners, engaged in trade and shipping.
Many present-day Hawaiian businesses began during the period of the early and middle 1800s.