Wed Mar 07, 1866
March 7 Wednesday – Sam left for the Sandwich Islands aboard the steamer Ajax. The ship left port at four o’clock in the afternoon on a pleasant breezy day. Passage took ten days, 19 ½ hours [Frear 5]. Sam’s friends had given him letters of introduction to important persons on the island, including the King.
Sun Mar 18, 1866
On a certain bright morning the Islands hove in sight, lying low on the lonely sea, and everybody climbed to the upper deck to look. After two thousand miles of watery solitude the vision was a welcome one.
Fri Mar 30, 1866
MARCH, LATE – SAM UNDERTOOK HIS “EQUESTRIAN EXCURSION” AROUND THE ISLAND. YOUNG HENRY MACFARLANE WAS ALONG FOR MUCH OF THE RIDE
Wed Apr 04, 1866
April 4 Wednesday – Sam visited with the king of Hawaii, Kamehameha V (1830-1872) at Iolani
Sat Apr 14, 1866
Sam left for Maui on a small schooner, where he saw the Haleakala volcano
Thu Apr 26, 1866
On Maui he made Wailuku, now the county seat, his headquarters, boarded with G.
Armstrong whom he had met in Virginia City, roomed with a Mr. Tallant, the plantation bookkeeper,
loafed and smoked and spun yarns of an evening at a nearby carpenter shop, when not doing so at
Tue May 01, 1866
May 1 Tuesday ca. – Sam visited Ulapalakua Plantation. Sam wrote about sugar production on the
islands in his twenty-third Union letter published Sept. 26, “The High Chief of Sugardom,” and so
visited several plantations.
Thu May 03, 1866
May 3 Thursday – Sam returned to Waikapu Sugar Plantation
Tue May 22, 1866
Sat May 26, 1866