We operated both our 8:00 Wake up with the Whales Cruise, and our 10:00 Whale Watch from Anaeho’omalu Bay on Monday. On the first cruise, we took a right hand turn out of the bay and headed north, On the second cruise we took a left hand turn and headed south…but unfortunately we didn’t see Humpbacks on either cruise. We called both cruises a “Fluke” and invited our guests to try again on another Whale Watch Cruise with us for FREE!
Captain Claire’s Humpback Fact of the Day: Since I don’t have whale sightings to report, here’s an interesting story…In 1918, in effort to stockpile more beef, mutton and pork to send to the American troops fighting the 1st World War, the US government sponsored a luncheon at the American Museum of National History in New York featuring Humpback Whale meat. Several dignitaries were invited (including Admiral Peary) to feast on the menu created by the Head Chef of Delmonico’s, and were quoted saying the meat tasted like pot roast or venison. During the luncheon, the museum’s “reliable sources” reported that if all of the 7 operational whaling stations on the Pacific Coast began processing whale for food (instead of for fertilizer), more than 20 million pounds of whale meat could be distributed to the American public during the summer months alone at a cost of 12.5 cents/pound. The idea never really caught on with the American public and Humpback meat continued to be used for fertilizer.