View of Cleopatra’s Barge, the Royal Yacht of Hawaiian monarch Kamehameha II

Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra's Barge in Hawai'i

This web page is intended to augment the book by Paul F. Johnston, SHIPWRECKED IN PARADISE: Cleopatra's Barge in Hawai'i (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2015).

The following files may be accessed from this page:

1. The entire artifact catalog from the shipwreck excavations.

2. A chronology of the ship's life, movements and associated references from June 1820 to July 1826, based primarily on contemporary sources.


Image: The only contemporary image of Cleopatra’s Barge as the Royal Yacht of Hawaiian monarch Kamehameha II (Liholiho) shows her at anchor at Lahaina, Maui, at the royal residence. The Hawaiian flag flies from the main gaff. From Charles S. Stewart, Private journal of a voyage to the Pacific ocean, and residence at the Sandwich Islands, in the years 1822, 1823, 1824 and 1825 (New York: John P. Haven, 1828).