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Maui sugar workers intent on going strong till the end

  • COURTESY ALEXANDER & BALDWIN

    Above, the cane is washed several times as it moves through the factory to get rid of rocks, dirt and other debris. The wash water is reused as irrigation for the fields closest to the factory.

  • COURTESY ALEXANDER & BALDWIN

    Rick Volner, Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. plantation manager, has been part of the company for 18 years, the last four as manager.

  • COURTESY ALEXANDER & BALDWIN

    The Puunene fields with the factory in the background. Courtesy A&B

Puunene, Maui >> From the fourth floor of the HC&S boiling house, you can see three old churches, the school that the plantation built in 1922, and the irrigation ditch where, almost 80 years ago, legendary coach Soichi Sakamoto trained champion swimmers. Read more

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