1794: EXPLORER PETER PUGET, KEALAKEKUA BAY, HAWAII: “I WAS IN MOMENTARY EXPECTATION OF SEEING SOME DASHED TO PIECES”

Peter Puget was a lieutenant aboard the Discovery during its 1791-1795 global expedition. This journal entry was made during the Discovery’s return to England.    *  *  *  From [Keeaumoku’s] village we walked through some pleasant cultivated Grounds to a Small Stony Beach where the natives were amusing themselves in the Surf on Swimming Boards. Nammahana,…