The Lahainaluna Cemetery, also known as the Lahainaluna Mission Cemetery is one of the historical sites on the Lahainaluna campus. The cemetery has suffered from some disrepair over the years, and in 2015, the Foundation's board, at the recommendation of the Arts, Culture and History Committee, voted to make the cemetery one of our priority projects.
Work began in earnest on July 8, 2017, with 6 volunteers; 3 Foundation board members, the executive director, one 2004 alum, and a member of the LHS PTSA. Members of the Lahaina Canoe Club continued the work on July 16th and October 21st. They painted the perimeter posts and chains, assisted with weed eradication and spread the gravel for the walkways.
Some of the work was contracted out to PSF Masonry, and in June 2019, the rock wall in the front was realigned. Work will begin soon on the second row; we will continue the rock wall and the Akiona grave will be repaired.
Ten members from the Lahaina Canoe Club helped clear weeds, and painted perimeter posts & chains.
Ka'anapali Operations donated labor and material for prepping the gravel walkways.
Volunteers from the Lahainaluna Canoe Club came back for their second cemetery work day. LCC set up the wood borders and spread the gravel along the walkways.
With rain in the forecast, Executive Director Jeff Rogers, and student volunteers Kamaka Ko (r) and Kupono Kahae (l), spent Saturday morning taking preventative measures to reduce flooding and mud through the cemetery.
The Foundation would like to acknowledge the improvements that Lindy Tratchel has been making to the cemetery. The current condition is a far cry from the forgotten, historic landmark we first saw five years ago.
(August 2021) Drone picture courtesy Blake Ramelb ('13) of Bkreative Hawaii.