great white fleet, waikiki, 1908
Miller : The Great White Fleet, Waikiki, 1908.
The Great White
Fleet circumnavigated the globe in 1907-1909 as a demonstration
of the naval power of the United States, visiting Oahu, Hawaii,
between 16th and 22nd July 1908.
To celebrate the occasion, a canoe and surf-riding regatta was
held at Waikiki on the 19th July.
Representing the recently formed Outrigger Canoe Club, Kenneth Winter
and Sam Wight, on their long, heavy boards easily won
John Miller (1883-19
) was the Chief Turret in U.S.S. Vermont.
Great White Fleet in Hawaii.
wikipedia: The Great White
Around the World with the Battleships:
The bathing beach at Waikiki, five miles to the south, is
world-famed for its beauty, the even temperature of its
waters, and the unique sports there enjoyed, such as
surf-boating and surfboard-riding.
The sharp outrigger canoes of the Hawaiian natives, guided
by an expert, are so turned in front of a breaker, that
the wave furnishes the impetus which drives the canoe
straight toward the shore, the breaking roller tumbling
beneath the stern, the prow turning a cloud of spray high
in the air.
Those who find delight in this sort of rudimentary sport
should have been with the Vermont boys one
afternoon to understand it to perfection.
Pictorial Log of
the Battle Fleet Cruise Around the World:
July 16 to July 22, 1908
This group of pictures represent scenes at Waikiki, a
bathing beach ﬁve miles to the south of Honolulu.
It is world famed for its beauty and the even temperature of
its waters, and the unique sports there indulged are
surf-boating and surfboard
The sharp outrigger canoes of the Hawaiian natives guided by
an expert are so turned in front of a breaker, that the wave
furnishes the impetus which drives the canoe straight
towards the shore, the breaking roller tumbling beneath the
stern, the prow tossing a cloud of spray high in the air.
of the Battle Fleet Cruise Around the World
Illustrated by Photographs by H. R.
A.C.McClurg and Co., Chicago.
June 19, 1909
Entered at Stationers‘ Hall, London, England
The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A.
Geoff Cater (2016) : Roman
Miller : The Great White Fleet Log, 1908.