The Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Company operates the last remaining sugar mill in the Hawaiian Islands (on the corner of the Puunene Hwy and Hanson Road, just outside Kahului).
They recently sent out an informational letter. I enjoy statistics, so here are a few numbers for you...
In 2012 (their 140th harvest season) the Maui sugar factory
Have you checked out the Sugar Museum yet? Go check out a piece of Maui's history...
- farmed 36,000 acres
- employed 800 workers
- produced over 178,500 tons of sugar
- 50,500 tons of molasses
- generated 6% of Maui's electricity
Labels: life on Maui, Maui to-do