Loading Cattle Thru the Surf (circa 1950)

 

Recorded by an unknown filmmaker who documented a trip from California to Hawai‘i, this travelogue footage reveals an unexpected aspect of Hawai‘i’s ranching history. Watch a Parker Ranch cattle drive that literally ends in the ocean as bovine are driven into the surf and strapped to boats for transport to a cargo ship. From the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County Home Movie Collection.