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Effort to Save Charles Lindbergh's Former Maui Home

Greg Marshall Greg Marshall

By Beth Hillyer

KIPAHULU, MAUI (KHNL)--A last ditch effort is underway on Maui to save the home of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. You've likely heard of legendary flier Charles Lindbergh who is famous for the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

What you many not know is that he lived his final years in the home he built in Kipahulu, Maui.

He is also buried nearby.

For ten years, a group of preservationists have been trying to save his house. They bought it, took it apart, and under a contract with the park service, moved it to this spot where it would be rebuilt. But the money ran out and it sits idle.

"All of a sudden there is a drop dead date where the park service says since the construction hasn't proceeded rapidly recently they are going to bulldoze what's been done so far," said Project Chairman Greg Marshall.

The park service plans to bulldoze the new foundation in less than two weeks.

"Enough time has passed, the materials have been laying on the ground, the materials have questionable value now, it's it's time to move on," said Haleakala Park Superintendent Marilyn Parris.

The Lindbergh home would have become the Kipahulu Conservation Center where the community could share culture and visitors could learn about Lindbergh's final years. Ironically Lindbergh raised money to give this very land to the park service.

"It would be a major loss for the community, for tourism, for the state and for the park service especially. They need these buildings they have a budget problem," said Marshall.

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