@Firefly123 at the time the only ships going between these islands were whalers.
They rode along whalers in hopes they will catch other ships going to Hawaii.
One of the missionaries called was a whaler, and that's how brother Joseph heard
of the "Sandwich Island" Hawaii
Wow! Sounds like they really needed a Liahona. They missed Hawaii by over 4,300
miles! How did they bring enough food for a journey nearly two times further
than they intended? Hawaii is only 2,400 from the California coast. They were
lucky to hit land at all. Now, that's the story I want to hear.
I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve my two years in the Land
of the Long White Cloud and also grateful for those who paved the the way and
served and sacrificed before me...