Harbour, Port sights in Hawai'i (The Big Island)
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Kailua Pier, built in 1915, was once a major cattle-shipping area. Cattle driven down from hillside ranches were stampeded into the water and forced to swim out to waiting steamers, where they were hoisted aboard by sling and shipped to Honolulu slaughterhouses. Kailua Pier is now mainly used by dive boats and cruise ships, though its hoist and scales are still used for weigh-ins during billfish tournaments.