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Palapala Ho‘omau Congregational Church in BW | by Matt Anderson Photography
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Palapala Ho‘omau Congregational Church in BW

Palapala Ho'omau Church was built in 1857 and still stands along Maui's lush coastline, famously known as the burial ground of prominent aviator, inventor, explorer, author and activist Charles Lindbergh. Forty-one years after his infamous non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Charles moved to Maui and settled in the remote area of Kipahulu, seeking privacy, beauty and simplicity. In the late 1960's, he spoke out for the protection of both blue and humpback whales and the effect of supersonic transport planes on the environment. After being diagnosed with cancer in 1974, he decided to live out his final days on Maui, and even sketched a simple design for his grave and coffin before his death later that year. You can find the grave of both Charles and his wife under the shade of a Java plum tree at the limestone coral church.

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Taken on December 5, 2016