In 1961, Dave Cohn opened The Polynesia, a triple peaked longhouse at the end of Pier 51 in Seattle Washington. The half a million dollar restaurant, designed by Raymond H. Peck, had a breathtaking view of Pugent Sound and featured three Tahitian torches at the entrance. Once inside, you'd notice the polished teakwood and grass cloth wall covering, a life-size Tiki figure carved of monkey pod, banquettes carved by Witco, precious woods from the Far East, coral and tree ferns, art carvings, sea shells and lava rock from the big island of Hawaii.
If I could be there now, I think Capt. Bligh's Dream containing "Black Rum and things" for $1.50 sounds like it would be a good start, then maybe I'd follow it up with the Lost Navigator - "Useless of course ...except if there is another to follow down the hatch" for $1.65.
It closed in 1981, when the government condemned the pier, but Dave Cohn tried to find a new location. He even moved the shell of the building onto a barge and stored nearby, but he eventually he gave up and allowed the Seattle Fire Department to burn the building down for practice.
This month's t-shirt features a ceremonial Marquesas shield design that was used for their menu cover.
We are offering the Women's t-shirt in Bondi Blue and the Men's / Unisex & the 100% cotton t-shirts in Black.
This T-Shirt is available for Pre-Order until August 31st, and will be produced and shipped mid September.