Haaheo O Hawaii Exhibit
Cleopatra's Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became The Royal Yacht of King Kamahameha II who named it Haaheo O Hawaii (Pride of Hawaii), but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishing. The main cabin was 19' x 20' with mahogany panels inlaid with other decorative wood. Furniture was covered in red velvet with gold lace, and the kitchen included custom silver, china and formal glassware. The starboard side was painted in colorful horizontal stripes, and the port side a herring-bone pattern. It even boasted indoor plumbing.