The simple elegance of the angel and her gentle repose offers a beautiful vision to visitors of the cemetery.
Beneath her on the base, a ship sets a course through the waves. The S.S. Ventura.
The Ventura was a part of the Oceanic Steamship Company. Founded by John D. Spreckles & Brothers in 1881, the company provided ocean voyages from the US to the Kingdom of Hawaii and later, other Pacific ports.
The Ventura had 2 funnels, twin screws and could attain a speed of 17 knots. On these voyages, the ship could accomodate 240 1st class passengers and also had room for 2nd and 3rd class as well.
The name Spreckles is well known in Hawaii as the same family was heavily involved in the Sugar industry.