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Matson Navigation Company
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Roderick Dhu

The bark Roderick Dhu is purchased in 1900. Captain Matson makes the vessel world famous when he equips it with a cold-storage plant and electric lights operated by a gasoline engine. Captain Matson's shipping business is incorporated in 1901 as Matson Navigation Company, a California corporation capitalized at $1.5 million, with Captain Matson as president.

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Page last modified: Sat February 22, 2014