Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

Island Kings,Whalers &

Beach Boys
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Summer 2005
Surf
Exhibit

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Surfboards were among the prized possessions of Hawaiian ali’i. This engraving, which appeared in 1819 in Freycinet's Voyage Around The World, shows the houses of Kalaimoku, a high official on the island of Hawai’i, and the surfboard which dominated his front yard.
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