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Hawaii’s sugar-producing era ends with a final load of cane from Maui’s HC&S fields

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Driver Fermin Domingo delivered the last haul of sugar cane to be processed at HC&S on Maui.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Alexander & Baldwin CEO Chris Benjamin, in orange, gave HC&S General Manager Rick Volnar Jr. a hug as they marked the end of sugar cane production in Hawaii.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The last load of sugar cane was tipped onto a conveyor belt leading to the mill.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Workers watched and recorded on their phones delivered the last haul of sugar cane to be processed at HC&S on Maui.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The last load of sugar cane harvested on Maui to be processed was delivered Monday at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.

It started with two horn beeps delivered by Fermin Domingo from the cab of an 80-ton Tournahauler on Monday morning, and then the final load of sugar cane that likely will ever be produced on a plantation in Hawaii was fed into the mill of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. Read more

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