Captain Lyman given fond aloha off Honolulu Harbor
A large number of boats took the family and many friends of Harbor Pilot Captain David Kawika Lyman
out of Honolulu Harbor Saturday to spread his ashes and bid the son of Hawaii a final aloha. David, 62, was killed Jan. 29 after falling from a cruise ship's ladder as he was descending to the pilot boat. On Saturday, Senior Pilot Boat Captain Kiki Hugho
took David's family out to the sendoff. Among the vessels involved were a fire boat that sprayed water high into the air, ocean-going and harbor tugs, Navy tugs, pleasure yachts, a Coast Guard vessel, kayaks and the Hokulea. David was first mate on the Polynesian sailing canoe's maiden voyage. An Air Guard F-16 flew over the boats and dipped its wings. Harbor Pilot Captain Ed Enos
coordinated the smooth-running sendoff. "It was excellent," Kiki said. "The wind settled down and it was a nice day. Nobody will see something of this size ever again." After it was all over, the crowd flocked to Merchant Street, which was blocked off in front of Murphy's. Don Murphy
put out free food and said about 500 people attended, including U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie
. Music was performed by Mihana Souza, Ryan Tang, Ivan Hoopii, Dave Awong, Steve Wofford, Kaipo Poomaikai
and Kiki. Keaumiki Akui
and Alan Owana
were emcees. David's spirit was there ...
onward: Filmmaker Edgy Lee was keynote speaker for Sacred Hearts Academy's 12th annual Science Symposium for Girls last Saturday ...
Neiman holds reception for new Tod's shop
A cocktail reception was held in Neiman's men's department Thursday night for its new Tod's shop. Tod's North American marketing manager Lawrence Libunao
, based in Chicago, flew in for the opening. Guitarist David Yamasaki's
music was a nice touch. David, who also sings, came here two years ago from San Francisco, where he was with Pete Escovedo's
Latin jazz band ...
Belated birthday greetings to Steve Oliva, a key employee of OnJin's Cafe, who celebrated after work with girlfriend Romi Cho and others last Wednesday night. Elizabeth Cataldo marked her 18th with a small group at Tokyo Tokyo Wednesday ... Happy Valentine's Day ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at email@example.com