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1780, Dec 271871, Oct 17
a Scotsman who served in the British Royal Navy and then came to the Hawaiian islands and served in the navy of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Known to the Hawaiians as Alika Napunako Adams' Creator of the Hawaiian flag. Leaving Scotland in 1792, he worked 4 years aboard Zephyr belonging to Husson & Co. out of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In 1796, he left Zephyr, and joined Calcutta out of Lancaster for two trips. He was drafted into naval service aboard HMS Elizabeth after the Battle of Trafalgar in the Napoleonic Wars. He arrived in Hawaii some time between 1809 and 1811 on the American trading ship Albatross from Boston.
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