Of Cargo

placing a container
Matson gantry crane placing a container on board Mokihana

A few years ago, I wrote this post about the Falls of Clyde: A Place in the History of Hawai‘i

I thought it would be fun to compile a more comprehensive list showing the variety of things the ship carried to Hawai‘i from California. Here goes:

A
acid, agricultural implements, alcohol, arms and ammunition, automobile parts

B
bacon, bags, baking powder, barley, beans, beer, benzine, bicycles, blasting caps, boilers, boots, bran, bread, butter

C
candles, canned goods, cement, cheese, cigarettes, cigars, clay, coal, coal oil, codfish, coffee, copper, corn, cows, crude oil

D
distillate, dried fish, drugs, dry goods (textiles)

E
electrical supplies

F
felt, fertilizer, flour, fruit (fresh, dried, canned), furniture, fuses

G
garlic, gasoline, gin, groceries and provisions

H
harness and saddlery, hams, hats, hay, honey, horses

I
iron

L
lard, leather, lime, linseed oil, lumber

M
machinery, matches, middlings, mineral water, mules

N
nails

O
oats, onions

P
paint, paper, paste, peas, pipe, plaster, potatoes

R
railroad ties, redwood posts, resin, rice, rope, rubber goods

S
safe, salad oil, salt, salmon, sewer pipe, sewing machines, soap, soda, shoes, shrimp, spikes, steam pumps, steel, sugar, syrup

T
tar, tea, tobacco, turpentine, twine

V
vinegar

W
wagon material, wall paper, wheat, white lead, windows, wine, wire, wire fencing

How many of these items are carried by Matson ships today?

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