PHOTO TOURS – Original Tour – Kalaupapa
This black, concrete cross marks Father Damien’s grave site at Kalawao. In 1936, his remains were exhumed and returned to Belgium at the request of their government.
When the relic was returned to Molokai in 1995, a small vault was built in the walls of Damien’s original grave. Wrapped in white and black kapa cloth, the relic was placed in a milo wood box and sealed within the vault.
It was Damien’s wish to be buried among his people at Kalawao. Finally, his wishes were respected.
Today, this part of the peninsula is uninhabited, but it is meticulously maintained.
From the Makanalua Peninsula, the view anywhere is breathtaking.