Castle & Cooke Partnership is Formed

Castle & Cooke was started in 1851 by two former mission secular agents, Samuel Northrup Castle and Amos Starr Cooke.

They had both arrived in the Islands in 1837 as part of the Eighth Company of missionaries and were released from their duties after 15 years service. Their early business success was due in part to winning the mission trade.

Castle and Cooke obtain licenses to sell wholesale products and sign articles of partnership. Castle & Cooke hang out their sign, "Kakela Me Kuke," ("Castle & Cooke" in Hawaiian) in front of the depository.