Matson line

San Francisco–based shipping service used by America's Hawaii-bound surfers from the 1930s through the 1950s. The Matson Steamship and Navigation Company introduced its first passenger ship, the steamer Lurline, in 1908. California surfing pioneer Tom Blake was almost certainly the first surfer to use the Matson line (whose boats were easily recognized by their red-brown hulls), making the six- da...

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