Former docent and education specialist at the Hawaii Maritime Center, Jeanie Ainlay, relates a story that one late night she was aboard the Falls of Clyde and heard a tune being whistled somewhere on the ship. Thinking she was the only one aboard, she began to wonder if there might be a ghost lurking somewhere. She went down to the tween deck and the sound grew louder. As she moved forward she came to the site where a puka in the hull was the source as the wind blew through it. She took a piece of chewing gum and plugged the hole, wondering if this was the only source of the noise. From then on she was keen to follow up on strange sounds.
Did you know that the Falls of Clyde has been used in two movies. She was used as the ship on which Father Damien sailed to Kalaupapa, Molokai in the movie about his work with the Hansen’s disease patients. More recently she was used in the film Princess Kaiulani as the ship the princess sailed on to go to boarding school in England. It is always interesting that camera work can make the scenes seem whatever the photographer and director want it to look like.