We visited Tin Can Mailman while in Chinatown. It’s a small, packed-to-the-gills shop full of Hawaiiana. The proprietor was friendly and helpful. He explained that the term Tin Can Mailman is derived from swimmers who used to deliver mail to a tiny island where there was no place for a boat to land. These swimmers would convey mail sealed in biscuit tins from passing ships.
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