A Hawaii museum is getting ready to start a treasure-trove of artifacts from a royal yacht shipwreck. The incident took place 191 years ago off the coast of Kauai. Hawaii shipwreck chaser Richard Rogers worked with several scientists to dredge up the findings from the ship that was King Kamehameha II, who is also known as Liholiho, the 2nd king of Hawaii.
A leading website reported that they found gold, silver, Hawaiian poi pounders, gemstones, a boat whistle, knives, forks, mica, things from all over the world, high- and low-end European stuff. Every bit of it is royal treasure.
He added that everything is all nice and pickled and set to be displayed. There are more than a thousand artifacts. They did their homework as well as this find is priceless because all these belonged to the king. It is a great window into the 1820s. (more…)