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32 Maui Whale Watch Magazine • WhaleWatching OnMaui.com Christian missionaries had to establish laws regulating drinking, gambling, and prostitution. These laws weren't always followed. In fact, in 1851, the Hale Paahao Prison was constructed out of coral- block stones from the old fort on Lahaina's waterfront. Missionary and whaler clashes were common, and the prison served the purpose of trying to keep the peace between everyone on Maui. Because the life of a sailor was arduous, and the journey could last up to five years, thousands "jumped ship" each year in Hawaii, which left whaling ships short of men. Since Hawaiians were natural watermen, they were popular replacements and these Hawaiian sailors, called "sailamokus," traveled around the world. (continued on page 34) their bounty of oil and whale bone back to mainland America, and to allow crew members time to rest and relax. More than 100 ships stopped in Hawaii in 1824, and over the next two decades the industry flourished so much that by 1846 an astounding 736 ships arrived in the Islands that year. But it wasn't all good times for the people of Hawaii, or for the sailors coming off the whaling ships. Hawaiian chiefs and Whaling Port of Lahaina By Ryane Acalin THE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE IS THE MOST ENDANGERED WHALE IN THE WORLD. After being hunted almost to extinction, there are fewer than 400 remaining on the entire planet. HISTORY OF WHALING Maui Discovered, Map of Maui By Dave Stevenson

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