AH HOY

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AH HOY (fl. 1905), Chinese abalone fisherman on San Miguel Island in the early 1900s.



In the News~

August 26, 1905 [SBMP]: “Two more members of the Ah family yesterday paid fines at Justice Wheaton’s court for having undersized abalones in their possession. They were Ah Hoy and Ah King. Each paid $25, pleading guilty to the charges preferred by patrolman H. J. Ables. They were arrested on San Miguel Island as told in yesterday’s press. The Chinamen have announced that they will abandon abalone fishing as the fines imposed with a tiresome regularity since the patrol arrangement of the state fish commission went into effect, are eating into the profits of the business.”