Upstate NY Marker Honors Famous Hawaii Man

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -

A new roadside marker along Route 9 in Lake George honors a New Yorker who went on to become a prominent figure in 19th century Hawaii, The Saratogian reported. Charles Reed Bishop was born in 1822 in Glens Falls. In 1846, he traveled to Hawaii, where he became a lawyer, diplomat, banker and philanthropist. He married into the Hawaiian royal family and advised a succession of kings.