Kalaupapa Historical Park
by ALOHA DEAN
Kalaupapa Lookout - Enjoy a phenomenal view of Kalaupapa Peninsula.
In the 1850s, Hansen's Disease swept through the Hawaiian islands. The worst
cases were send to this isolated, yet magnificent, peninsula. Father Damian
arrived in 1873 and he worked tirelessly for the patients until his death in
1889. Father Damian was revered for his infinite, all consuming love for the
residents of Kalaupapa. Today, peninsula is
National Historical Park only
accessible by air, mule or foot.
Fly in and hike out, hike in and fly out... Most famous is the mule ride.
All visitors to the park must receive a permit from the Department of Health
to enter the Kalaupapa settlement.
The East side of peninsula is called, the North Shore Pali - Towering 3,600 to 3,900 feet, these are the tallest sea cliffs in the world.