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Lahaina in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Scandinavian Migration to Hawaii

 
 
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By Larry Wilson
1. Scandinavian Migration to Hawaii Marker
Inscription. This monument commemorates the arrival of the Norwegian barque Beta which dropped anchor near this spot on February 18, 1881, and of her sister ship Musca, which arrived in Honolulu May 13, 1881. They brought more than six hundred Norwegians, Swedes and Danes to work in the sugar cane fields and mills of the Hawaiian Kingdom - the first and only mass migration of Scandinavians to these islands for their contribution to the life of the island, as well as those of their countrymen who proceeded or followed, our mahalo and aloha.

The Scandinavian Centennial Commission, February 14, 1981, the centennial date.

This monument was restored in the year 2006, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Scandinavians' arrival in Hawaii.
 
Erected 1981 by Scandinavian Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 20° 46.66′ N, 156° 31.392′ W. Marker is in Lahaina, Hawaii, in Maui County. Marker is on Honoapiilani Highwary (Route 30), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wailuku HI 96793, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Master Navigators (approx. 1.2 miles
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By Larry Wilson, June 26, 2008
2. Scandinavian Migration to Hawaii Marker
away); Kūka‘emoku (approx. 7.3 miles away); Monument of Christian Faith (approx. 7.3 miles away); Haleki'i and Pihanakalani Heiaus (approx. 9.1 miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic Church (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This simple brass plaque is on a rock is located at McGregor Point near a lighthouse on the road to Lahaina, Maui.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Larry Wilson, June 26, 2008
3. Scandinavian Migration to Hawaii Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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