Pier Block and Union tour with elder ILWU members 8/13/86

Interview with old ILWU members as they tour the piers at the Port of Hilo. ILWU members are: Joe Kaheʻe, Paul Tallet, Joe Rocha, Matsutaro "Makule" Jitchaku, and Bert Nakano; Chris Conybeare and Dr. William "Bill" Puette join the tour of the docks as well. Recorded on August 13, 1986. Subjects include changes to the pier over time, bringing boats in to dock, how dirty being down in the ship was, old stories, and the location of the old union hall. Speech is often difficult to hear over the sound of machinery in the background.

Languages: English


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