Lahaina Town

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Lahaina, in Maui, was the first capital of the kingdom of Hawaii and remained so for more than 40 years. During this time Lahaina prospered; the whaling industry was at its height, with as many as 500 whaling ships anchored in its port. Humpback whales still migrate to Maui from Alaska and the Arctic each year to give birth, and spend the winter months from December through March or April in its warmer waters.