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He was assigned by his superiors to the Hawaiian Islands along with Fathers Patrick Short and Abraham Armand and six lay brothers. They sailed from France on La Comète on November 21, 1826 and arrived in Valparaíso, Chile, on February 8, 1827. They left Valparaiso on February 25, 1827, and after making two short stops at Arequipa and Lima, they arrived in Honolulu on July 9, 1827.
After laboring for a short time in Hawaii, Father Bachelot was expelled from the Hawaiian Islands and ministered for a short time at Mission San Gabriel Arcangel near Los Angeles. In 1828, he planted the seeds of the algaroba tree (Prosopis sp.) from France. Father Bachelot was named the Prefect Apostolic of the Sandwich Islands (a part of the then newly created Vicariate Apostolic of Oriental Oceania) by the Holy See. In 1837 he left Hawaii in the company of Father (later Bishop) Louis Maigret. His destination when he left Honolulu for the last time was the South Seas . He died at sea in the early part of 1838 and was buried in Naha, Marshall Islands.
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