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First Port - Maui

Not such a great description

sunny 27 °C

Maui. So I won't bore people with mundane stuff. Just know we will sleep well, walked the deck, breakfast, bocce, games, and hot tub at some time during the day.

We tendered at Maui and geocached. The first took us to a prison on Prison Street in Lahaina was built in 1852, during the reign of King Kamehameha III, to lock up rowdy sailors who failed to return to their ships at sundown. The walls are built of coral. The Hawaiian name for the prison is Hale Paahao, which means "stuck in irons house."

Some of the original rules posted on the prison wall are:
Tobacco, opium, or intoxicating drinks may not be used by prisoners unless the physician determines they are necessary for health.
Prisoners must not spit on the walls or floor.
Singing, whistling, and laughter are prohibited.
Prisoners who violate the rules my be flogged, or have their food reduced, or their head shaved.

They were allowed to roam the compound by day and were locked up by night. They were given only a loaf of bread a day, but were welcome to provide more food at their expense. The same went for any creature comforts.

We found the Japanese mission and the church where the Hawaiian royalty were buried.

From the Lahaina Historical Guide:

"Established in 1823, Wainee was the first Christian cemetery in Hawaii. Here are buried the great and obscure of Old Lahaina.

Notables include the following:

King Kaumualii, the last king of Kauai.
The sacred Queen Keopuolani, the highest royalty by virtue of bloodlines in all Hawaii, born in Wailuku in 1780; she was the first Hawaiian baptized as a Protestant.
High Chief Hoapili, a general and King Kamehameha the Great's closest friend; Hoapili married two of Kamehameha's queens, Keopuolani and Kalakua.
Hoapili Wahine (Kalakua), governor of Maui from 1840 to 1842, who donated 1,000 acres of land to start Lahainaluna School.
Kekauonohi, one of the five queens of Kamehameha II, born in Lahaina in 1805, who served as governor of Kauai from 1842 to 1844
High Chiefess Liliha, granddaughter of King Kahekili; Liliha visited King George IV with her husband, Boki, Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu. In 1830 Liliha started a rebellion with 1,000 soldiers on Oahu while she was governor there. Her father, Hoapili, forced her to give up her office and return to Maui.
Princess Nahienaena, darling of the high chiefs and the Hawaiian people, sister to kings Kamehameha II and III.

Many missionary children are buried in Wainee Cemetery, as is Rev. Richards. The oldest Hawaiian Christian gravestone in the Islands is that of a Mauian who died in 1829 from "fever." A Hawaiian man who died in 1908 at the age of 104­- living through royal rule, the breaking of kapus, constitutional government and the establishment of Hawaii as a U.S. territory­-is also buried here. Visitors should be aware that Hawaiians consider this site sacred."

We will look for some free wifi and quickly checked our mail and that will be it for a while.


Posted by Mari Anne 19:17 Archived in USA Tagged maui prison tender

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