I was Born in 1955 , Adopted
by Gordon Baskin , my Father
My Father took his Family on the Lurline to Hawaii in the 1960's.It was an experience that introduced me to the world of Travel. Years later I discovered this to be the foundation for starting a Travel Business. Living on the Island of Maui I have joined with my Partner Cliff Nickens and Opened up Maui Tropical Vacations. We are fortunate to offer you our first hand knowledge of these Islands of Hawaii. Take a moment and check out our website and contact us , whether this is your first trip to Hawaii , or your a seasoned traveler we look forward to helping you with
your Travel Plans.
visit us > www.mauitropicalvacations.com
"William Matson had first come to appreciate the name in the 1870s while serving as skipper aboard the Claus Spreckels family yacht Lurline (a poetic variation of Loreley, the Rhine river siren) out of San Francisco Bay. Matson met his future wife, Lillie Low, on a yacht voyage he captained to Hawaii; the couple named their daughter Lurline Berenice Matson. Spreckels sold a 150-foot brigantine named Lurline to Matson so that Matson could replace his smaller schooner Emma Claudina and double the shipping operation which involved hauling supplies and a few passengers to Hawaii and returning with cargos of Spreckels sugar. Matson added other vessels to his growing fleet and the brigantine was sold to another company in 1896. Matson built a steamship named Lurline in 1908; one which carried mainly freight yet could hold 51 passengers along with 65 crew. This steamer served Matson for twenty years, including a stint with United States Shipping Board during World War I. William Matson died in 1917; his company continued under a board of directors."
article by JULY 31, 2008 BY Michael L. Grave
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