Seamens' House & Hospital


Kamehameha III had this building erected in 1833 to give seamen and whalers a place to congregate away from the baleful stares of the missionaries in the center of town. It turns out he also had an ulterior motive: he wanted to escape the judgemental Europeans and have trysts with his beloved sister Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena and enjoy other 'unsanctioned' activities. The US government later used it as a hospital for sailors; it was restored in 1982.

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