The Great Liners (Episode 29)


The Matson Line

I wonder if when the Matson Navigation Company was formed in 1882 by Captain William Matson, he ever dreamt how successful it would become.

Today they operate a modern container service from mainland America to Hawaii but will always be best remembered for its famed ‘Great White ships’ era, when they carried tens of thousands of passenger’s back and forth to Hawaii and across the Pacific during the golden age of ocean travel.

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