THE LINDA HALL LIBRARY HISTORY OF SCIENCE COLLECTION
Voyage of Vaillant 1836-1837
Running Aground in the Hawaiian
Voyage Autour du
Pendant les Années 1836 et 1837 sur la Corvette la Bonite….
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1840-66.
The goals of the expedition included
an examination of the nature and extent of the commercial activities
of the Hawaiian Islands. In one portion of the report of Vaillant’s
voyage, researchers gathered together existing data about all
of the commercial ships that anchored at Honolulu, Hawaii, from
1830 to 1835. They reported that there were three times as many
whaling ships as ships carrying merchandise, and the number of
ships per year totaled about one hundred.
several violent hurricanes witnessed by the crew while visiting
the Hawaiian Islands. In spite of the difficulties in anchoring
there, the islands were visited by ships from many nations by
this time. Countries sending ships there for trade included
England, France, Belgium, Chile, Mexico, the United States,
and New Zealand.