Frommer's Maui 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete)
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became the islands’ business leaders and politicians. They married Hawaiians and stayed on in the islands, causing one wag to remark that the missionaries “came to do good and stayed to do well.” In Lahaina’s heyday, some 500 whaling ships a year dropped anchor in the Lahaina Roadstead. In 1845, King Kamehameha III moved the capital of Hawaii from Lahaina to Honolulu, where more commerce could be accommodated in the natural harbor there. Some whaling ships started skipping Lahaina for the larger
then to Lahaina’s Wainee Church in 1838. He and his family lived in this house until 1871. The Baldwin Home and the Master’s Reading Room are the oldest standing buildings in Lahaina, made from thick walls of coral and hand-milled timber. 109 Baldwin also ran his medical office and his missionary activities out of this house. (See “Baldwin Home Museum,” p. 232, for hours and admission.) On the other side of the Baldwin Home Museum is the former site of the: 3 Historic Lahaina 4 Exploring
Maluuluolele Park Historic Lahaina In the 1830s, a two-story stone building with a large surrounding courtyard was built for King Kamehameha III. However, the king preferred sleeping in a small thatched hut nearby, so the structure was never really completed. In the 1840s, Kamehameha moved his capital to Honolulu and wasn’t using Hale Piula, so it became the local courthouse. The windstorm of 1858, which destroyed the courthouse on Wharf Street (see stop 9, above), also destroyed the
rocks—they’re fishing pole holders for fishermen, usually hoping to catch ulua. ANOTHER PHOTO OP: KEANAE LOOKOUT Just past mile marker 17 is a wide spot on the ocean side of the road, where you can see the entire Keanae Peninsula’s checkerboard pattern of green taro fields and its ocean boundary 137 Exploring Maui Driving the Road to Hana 4 138 The Keanae lookout. etched in black lava. Keanae was the result of a postscript eruption of Haleakala, which flowed through the Koolau Gap and
the sea world whether diving is for you. Everyone dives Molokini, a marine-life park and one of Hawaii’s top dive spots. This crescent-shaped crater has three tiers of diving: a 35-foot plateau inside the crater basin (used by beginner divers and snorkelers), a wall sloping to 70 feet just beyond the inside plateau, and a sheer wall on the outside and backside of the crater that plunges 350 feet. This underwater park is very popular, thanks to calm, clear, protected waters and an abundance of