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1850s Engraving Print: Pearl River, Sandwich Islands, Hawaii

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"Pearl Harbor was originally an extensive shallow embayment called Wai Momi (meaning, “Waters of Pearl”) or Puʻuloa (meaning, “long hill”) by the Hawaiians. Puʻuloa was regarded as the home of the shark goddess, Kaʻahupahau, and her brother (or son), Kahiʻuka, in Hawaiian legends. According to tradition, Keaunui, the head of the powerful Ewa chiefs, is credited with cutting a navigable channel near the present Puʻuloa saltworks, by which he made the estuary, known as "Pearl River," accessible to navigation." -Wikipedia -A great small print, matted and ready to frame! -Please note that this is a print of a bookplate engraving, made for a book published in the 1850s. -Measurements: 4 3/4” x 3 3/8” image, 10” x 8” matted. #21918