THE GIRLS SHOPPED AND I TOOK THE HISTORICAL WALK
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September 23rd, 2008 – by: mellemel8
DAY 2: ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
OK this time, I am doing an outline. I should have done that on DAY 2. There was so much to write. The girls went shopping at OLD LAHAINA. I just mainly took photos of OLD LAHAINA historical spots. Then we went back to Kapalua bay to swim. Just time A borrowed my snorkel gear. After that we went back to the hotel to have the $5 BBQ and just hung out at the pool.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT
Gas is efffing outrageous here, $4.50 for regular.
I had oatmeal and leftover ono nachos from JAWZ for breakfast.
Jamming to old school music in the car.
“A” went shopping at her first ABC store.
My first time in OLD LAHAINA
We took photos under the bayan tree
“A” getting excited and overwhelmed with souvenirs.
I went to buy mum’s required souvenirs, magnet and keychain
I took photos of “Front Street” and stores.
We ate at Amigo’s Mexican restaurant and I was burrito Tuesday not taco Tuesday :/
I ordered the steak burrito, A ordered the ono burrito and H ordered the vegetarian burrito, each for $5.99
H was excited to find out they had horchada drink.
It was a huge burrito that A and I inhaled it.
I bought cookies at the Hawaiian COOKIE COMPANY. I have not eaten these cookies since 2006.
I spent most of my time eating and sampling food than shopping with the girls.
I bought a purse in DAVID AND GOLITAH that says “shake your coconuts”.
H and I know we are coconuts, white in the inside and brown on the outside.
THERE ARE MORE MEMORIES. I WILL BE ADDING IT AS I REMEMBER……
HISTORY OF LAHAINA
Lahaina Historic Site Lahaina's historical past illustrates Hawaii's transition from an independent nation to statehood.
A timeline of Lahaina history clearly shows Lahaina's importance in Hawaiian history. A chosen center for spiritual and political power in ancient Hawai'i, Lahaina absorbed the influx of foreigners and reflected the continual changes permeating the island chain.
Important Dates in Hawai'i History
* 300-500 A.
* 1095-1300 Tahitians arrive
* 1778 Capt. Cook anchors in Kauai'i
* 1782 Kamehameha becomes king of Hawai'i island
* 1787 The first foreigner, Capt. La Perouse comes ashore in South Maui
* 1790 Kamehameha conquers Maui in the Battle of I'ao Valley
* Olowalu Massacre (An American trader kills over 100 Hawaiians to avenge the theft of a boat and murder of a sailor) just south of Lahaina.
* 1795 Kamehameha conquers all islands but Kaua'i
* 1802 Kamehameha declares Lahaina the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom and builds a "Brick Palace" in Lahaina
* 1810 Kaua'i ceded to Kamehameha
* 1819 Kamehameha dies and son Liholiho (Kamehameha II) succeeds him with regent ruler Queen Ka'ahumanu
* Kapu system is renounced by Liholiho and Ka'ahumanu
* 1820 First American Protestant missionaries arrive from Boston
* 1823 Waine'e Protestant Church is built in Lahaina.
* 1824 Kaukieaouli (Kamehameha III), another son of Kamehameha, becomes king when Liholiho (Kamehameha II) dies
* 1825 Lahaina whaling era begins
* Lahaina skirmishes between whalers and missionaries result in the eventual building of the waterfront fort.
* 1826 A Royal Mausoleum for Princess Nahienaena, sister of Kaukieaouli (Kamehameha III) is built on Moku'ula island in Lahaina.
* 1828 Pioneer Mill opens as Lahaina's First Sugar Mill
* 1834 Rev. Baldwin's home built (Pastor for Waine'e Church)
* The first newspaper in Hawai'i, Ka Lamaa Hawaii, is established and printed at Hale Pa'i in Lahaina
* 1836 Lahainaluna Seminary School opens with a class of 23 boys, the first school west of the Rocky Mountains.
* 1840 Kaukieaouli (Kamehameha III) establishes Hawai'i's first written constitution and commissions the lighthouse in Lahaina
* 1842 United States recognizes Hawai'i as a kingdom
* 1843 Hawai'i's first paper money printed at Hale Pa'i in Lahaina
* 1844 U.S. Seamen's Hospital established in Lahaina
* 1845 Honolulu becomes capital, first legislature
* 1848 Great Mahele: Lands are divided among the king, ali'i (chiefs) and the people
* 1850 Foreigners are allowed to own land
* 1852 Chinese laborers arrive
* 1855 Kaukieaouli (Kamehameha III) dies, Alexander Liholiho, his adopted son & nephew succeeds as Kamehameha IV.
* 1858 Hale Aloha is built by Protestant natives as a gesture of gratitude that Lahaina was spared from the Oahu small pox epidemic
* Maria Lanakila, Lahaina's first Catholic church built
* Windstorm from Kaua'ula valley destroys many Lahaina buildings including Waine'e Church, and Kaukieaouli's (Kamehameha III) unfinished palace, Hale Piula
* 1859 Lahaina Courthouse is built
* 1860 End of Lahaina whaling era
* 1863 Alexander Liholiho (Kamehameha IV) dies and his older brother Alexander succeeds as Kamehameha V
* 1868 Japanese laborers arrive
* 1870 Sugar produced in Olowalu
* 1873 William Charles Lunalilo (descendant of a half-brother of Kamehameha) becomes first elected king
* Banyan Tree planted in Lahaina
* 1874 Prince David Kalakaua is elected to the throne when King Lunalilo dies
* 1878 Portuguese laborers arrive
* First telephone in Hawai'i
* 1879 First train on Maui
* 1881 Norwegian and German laborers arrive
* 1884 Bishop Estate created
* 1889 Father Damien dies in leper colony Moloka'i
* 1890 Ka'anapali Landing built for shipping and receiving
* 1891 King Kalakaua dies and is succeeded by his sister, Queen Lili'uokalani
* 1892 First pineapple cannery
* 1893 Illegal overthrow installs Provisional Government
* 1894 Republic of Hawai'i
* Protesters burn down Waine'e Church in Lahaina
* 1898 Hawai'i becomes U.
* 1900 Territorial government established
* Puerto Rican laborers arrive
* 1901 Pioneer Inn, Lahaina's first hotel built
* 1902 Korean laborers arrive
* 1903 Dwight Baldwin plants first pineapple on Maui
* 1904 Buddhist Hongwanji Mission founded in Mala
* 1905 Filipino laborers arrive
* 1906 McGregor Point Lighthouse built
* Lahaina National Bank established
* 1907 Spanish laborers arrive
* 1910 First airplane in Hawaii
* 1912 Lahaina Jodo Mission founded
* Electricity in Lahaina
* 1913 Original King Kamehameha III School built
* 1916 Lahaina lighthouse dedicated to U.
* 1917 Lahaina National Bank becomes Bank of Maui, Lahaina branch
* 1918 Lahaina's Moku'ula island leveled and fishpond filled in
* 1927 Billboard advertising prohibited
* 1928 Maria Lanakila Church rebuilt larger
* 1930 Ka'anapali Landing removed (adjacent where the Hyatt and Marriott stand today)
* 1938 Lahaina Inn built
* 1941 Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
* 1946 Tsunami tidal wave damages Lahaina
* 1951 The puka, or tunnel, on the "pali" or cliff portion of the highway opened
* 1952 First television broadcast in Hawai'i
* 1955 Lahaina Harbor dredged, removing the beach that once was the waterfront
* 1957 Lahaina's Kamehameha III school is demolished and rebuilt
* 1959 Hawai'i becomes 50th state
* Tourism becomes major industry
* 1960 Kahoma Stream floods
* 1960s' Sheraton Maui construction unearths Hawaiian burials, Lahaina's Japanese community relocates them
* 1966 Lahaina Restoration Foundation moors "Carthaginian" in Lahaina Harbor as example of early sailing ships
* 1969 Maui, Land & Pineapple Co.
* 1972 Carthaginian runs aground, Lahaina Restoration Foundation replaces it with the Komet, christened second "Carthaginian"
* 1975 Lahaina Shores Beach Resort built
* 1976 Hokule'a confirms Polynesian travel
* 1978 Office of Hawaiian Affairs established
* 1980 Lahainaluna Seminary, now a public high school (1923), accepts female students
* Ritz-Carlton Kapalua relocates construction site after unearthing Hawaiian burial sites
* 1993 "Apology Resolution" passed by U.S. Congress to Hawaiians
* 1995 Last Hawaiian sugar mill closes
* 2005 Deteriorated "Carthaginian" sunk
* 2006 Pioneer Mill leveled expect for smokestack
Lahaina Historical Walking Tour
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation and County of Maui Historic Commission established 31 historic landmarks.
Tour Tip: This tour was designed as a "walking tour" but is actually quite lengthy and far reaching. We highly recommend renting a Maui Mini Cruiser for a fun, easy way to visit all the sites. Print out a copy of the historical tour here.
Site #1 The Masters' Reading Room
120 Dickenson Street (corner of Dickenson St. & Front St.)
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, founder of this historic tour, operates its preservation efforts from the Masters' Reading Room, so it's an appropriate start to the Lahaina tour.
Site #2 Baldwin Home
120 Dickenson Street (corner of Dickenson St. & Front St.)
Missionary and Harvard doctor, Dwight Baldwin, and his family of six children lived here from 1838 to 1871. Reverend Baldwin served as pastor of Lahaina's Waine'e Church and regularly entertained visiting dignitaries. Built in 1834, the oldest existing structure in Lahaina is maintained today as a museum.
Site # 3 Richards House / Campbell Park
658 Front Street (adjacent the Wharf Cinema Center)
Today a park marks the home site of Lahaina's first Protestant missionary, William Richards. In the mid-1830's Richards became a translator to Kamehameha III, helping draft the constitution and petition for western recognition of an independent Hawaiian Kingdom.
The Lahaina Film Festival is held here in late summer.
Site # 4 Taro Patch
680 Wharf Street (in front of the library)
In front of the current Lahaina Public Library a former taro patch is memorialized. The mainstay of the Hawaiian diet, taro, once grew abundantly throughout Lahaina in many water-fed taro lo'i.
Site #5 Hauola Stone.
Lahaina Harbor on the edge of the lawn
The Hauola Stone was believed to be a source of healing by Hawaiians.
Site # 6 Brick Palace
By the Pioneer Inn, a concrete marking in ground on lawn
Existing for 70 years but no longer today, the 1802 "Brick Palace" was built by Kamehameha during his residency in Lahaina. A two-story building of four rooms and an observation tower, Kamehameha entertained ship captains here and plotted his attack on Kauai. Later the building was used as a warehouse, storeroom and meeting house.
Site # 7 Old Lahaina Lighthouse
As a boon to the whalers, Kamehameha III commissioned the lighthouse in 1840, making it the oldest lighthouse in Hawaii and even pre-dating those on the U.
Site #8 Pioneer Inn
658 Wharf Street
Canadian George Freeland built Lahaina's first hotel in 1901. Over the years it included a service station and movie theatre. In 1964, the inn was renovated and today includes a collection of storefronts beneath the Best Western-operated rooms. Although upgraded with modern conveniences, the rooms are still offer a Spartan missionary look and throughout the hotel's lobby, courtyard, bar and restaurant remnants of the whaling era, backroom deals and celebrity visits are documented.
Site # 9 The Banyan Tree
Across from the Wharf Cinema Center on Front Street, in front of the Old Courthouse
Fifty feet high and covering two-thirds of an acre with a 200 foot span made up of 12 major trunks, this banyan tree is the oldest in Hawai'i. It was planted in1873 by Maui's sheriff William O. Smith to commemorate Lahaina's 50th anniversary of the first Christian mission. Today, locals cool off under its shade and sell arts and crafts on the weekends.
Site #10 Courthouse
648 Wharf Street
Today, this building houses the Lahaina Arts Society and the Lahaina Town Action Committee which operates the Lahaina Visitor Center and the upstairs museum. Built from the stones of Kamehameha III's palace courtyard â€œHale Piula,â€ which had been knocked down by island winds a year earlier, the 1859 building had a post office, collections office, customs house, police court, courtroom, jury room and Governor's office.
Site #11 Waterfront Fort
Outside the Old Courthouse on corner of Wharf and Canal Street
In response to tensions between whalers and missionaries, a one acre fort was built to dissuade the sailors from rebelling against missionary laws in the 1830s'. Constructed of coral blocks from the reef, it had 20 foot walls and mounted cannons. All that remains today is a small section of the southwest corner.
Site #12 Canal
On Canal Street
A freshwater stream used to flow through Lahaina to the waterfront. A canal was dug to make easier access to the waterway for visiting sailors who sought to fill up drinking casks. In 1913, the canal was filled in.
Site #13 Government Market
On Canal Street
A regulated market place was established in the middle of the canal waterway for trade between Hawaiians and visiting ships.
Site #14 Episcopal Church
561 Front Street
The current Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church is located across from its original site. In 1909 it was built at its present location, on top of what was once a grass house belonging to Kamehameha's daughter. Paintings by DeLos Blackmar from 1940 grace the interior and occasionally you'll hear the singing of Tongan choirs.
Site #15 Hale Piula
Kamahameha Iki Park
Part of the Moku'ula site complex, an "iron-roofed" stone building was constructed for Kamehameha III in the 1830s, however he chose to sleep in a nearby grass hut instead. Hale Piula was never completed, in disrepair from disuse, and was finally destroyed by a windstorm in 1858. The stones were used to build the old courthouse.
Site #16 Malu'uluolele Park
In the 505 Front St and park vicinity
This is the scared spiritual and political power center of ancient Lahaina and all of Hawai'i.
Site #17 Waine'e Church, Waiola Church
535 Waine'e St
The first stone church in Hawaii, the Waine'e Church was built between 1828 and 1832 under the supervision of Hawaiian Ali'i for the Protestant missionaries. This massive structure designed to hold 3,000 attendees was subjected to repeated destruction over the years. The same 1858 windstorm that toppled other town structures blew off the roof and belfry.
Site #18 Waine'e Cemetery
Adjacent Wailoa Church
Hawaiians believe that a person's mana, or energy, is in their bones, thus this is a very sacred site. As Hawai'i's first Christian graveyard, the cemetery is the burial site for many Hawaiian royalty and missionary families alike. Since 1823, some of the notable burials include King Kaumualii (last king of Kauai), Kekauonohi (queen of Kamehameha II) and Princess Nahienaena (sister of Kamehameha II and III).
Site # 19 Hongwanji Mission
Next door to Waiola Church
Since 1910, Buddhists have been meeting at this site with its current temple established in 1927.
Site #20 David Malo's House
Prison Rd & Waine'e St
David Malo attended Lahainaluna Seminary, the first school established in Hawaii, and became Hawaii's renowned scholar and philosopher. He published the book Hawaiian Antiquities written in Hawaiian and he is celebrated annually at Lahainaluna High School.
Site #21 The Prison
On the corner of Waine'e and Prison streets
Hale Paahao, "the stuck-in-irons house," was built in 1852 after a fort physician recommended better short-term facilities for prisoners thus reducing Kingdom liability, if prisoners will to fall ill. Prior to that they had been held in the fort, forced to sleep on the damp ground.
Site #22 Episcopal Cemetery
Waine'e St between Prison and Hale streets
King Kamehameha IV's queen, Emalani Rooke, requested that the Archbishop of Canterbury establish a church in Hawaii. This cemetery has the burials for many Anglican families on Maui.
Site #23 Hale Aloha.
Off Waine'e St between Prison and Hale streets
In 1858 Hawaiian Protestants built the "House of Love" as an acknowledgement that Lahaina was spared the smallpox epidemic that decimated Oahu. It served as a church, then a school but by the early 1900's had been abandoned.
Site #24 Buddhist Church of the Shingnon Sect
Luakini St near Dickenson St
A typical plantation style building with a "false front" in temple style, gives this building its look of distinction. Utilized by the Shingnon sect of Buddhism, Japanese laborers hired to work on the sugar plantations, continued to practice their faith here.
Site #25 Luakini Street
One block inland from Front St at Lahainaiuna Rd ending at Wainee St
Breadfruit trees were cleared so a funeral procession for Princess Nahienaena, buried in the Waine'e cemetery, could be honored here.
Site #26 Maria Lanakila Church
Corner of Waine'e and Dickenson streets
A small Catholic Church was established here in 1856, ten years after the first arrival of Roman Catholic priests.
Site #27 Seamen's Cemetery
Next to Maria Lanikila Church
Lives of sailors could end easily with whaling hardships and poor medical care, even getting ashore in Lahaina could prove treacherous. The cemetery here and the adjacent plot next to it were the primary burial grounds for deceased seamen.
Site #28 Hale Pa'i
980 Lahainaluna Rd
Lahainaluna Seminary's print shop was built by Protestant missionaries in 1831. Prior to their arrival there was no written Hawaiian language. In order to spread and teach the works of the Bible, the missionaries devised the Hawaiian alphabet and used the print shop to create textbooks. In 1980 the Lahaina Restoration Foundation restored the building and established a museum here.
Site #29 Wo Hing Temple & Museum
858 Front St
The Wo Hing Temple built in 1912 was the social center for Chinese immigrants here to work in the sugar cane fields. Restored in 1983 by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, it is now a museum and movie theatre showcasing Chinese history in Lahaina and movies filmed by Thomas Edison when he visited Hawaii in 1898 and 1903.
#30 Seamen's Hospital
On Front St
Thousands of ill or injured sailors were abandoned in Hawaii by crews unwilling to shoulder the responsibility. At the request of the American government, Kamehameha III designated a shelter in Lahaina for their care. In 1974 the Lahaina Restoration Foundation purchased and restored the building.
Site #31 Jodo Mission
Off Ala Moana near Mala Wharf
The largest statue of Buddha in the United States.
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