King Kamehameha III & Whalers & Traders

Updated: 5/3/2020
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.