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In early 2016, Alexander & Baldwin announced the discontinuation of sugar production on Maui. We've put together a special tribute section dedicated to the legacy of the industry's history. We welcome you to post your photos and memories, as we say Aloha to an industry that is inseparable from the history and identity of Maui.

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Matson Gifts $100,000 to Help Displaced Maui Sugar Workers


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Sugar Taskforce Year-End Report: Details Help for Laid Off Workers


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Last Load of Sugar Departs from Kahului Harbor


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End of an Era: HC&S Completes Final Harvest


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Maui Sugar: End of an Era – HC&S Operations Nearing End


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Maui Sugar: End of an Era – What Will Happen to the View From Above?


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Maui Sugar: End of an Era – Mill Tour


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New Scholarship Supports Maui Sugar Mill Workers


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Maui Sugar: End of an Era – Diversified Agriculture Trials Underway


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Maui Sugar: End of an Era – Part 2


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Maui Sugar: End of an Era – Part 1


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“The Last Harvest” Cook-off Honors Sugar Plantation Workers


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Federal Aid for HC&S Sugar Workers on Maui Assured


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Maui Highlighted in A&B Second Quarter 2016 Results


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New Laws Help 2,800 Maui Sugar and Mākena Resort Workers


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Maui United Way Celebrates Community Partners with 2016 Awards


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Maui Sugar Workers Honored for “Legacy of Giving”


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A HUI HOU Fund Launches to Provide Emergency Relief to Maui Sugar Workers


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Maui Sugar Worker Assistance Among 150 Bills Passed by Senate


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Maui Tomorrow Issues Report on the Future of Farming on Maui


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Congresswoman Gabbard Speaks With Maui Sugar Workers


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Gabbard Meets With Displaced Maui Sugar Workers


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Hirono Urges Approval of ILWU Petition for Maui Sugar Worker Assistance


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Maui Artist Depicts Historic Puʻunēnē Sugar Mill


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Maui Senators Call Federal Assistance for HC&S Workers “Welcomed News”


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House Advances Bill in Support of Maui Sugar Workers


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Ige’s State of the State Address Touches on Maui Sugar Lands


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Public-Private Partnership Created to Help Displaced Sugar Workers


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Go Maui: ‘It is Vital That Agriculture Be Kept a Part of Maui’


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A&B/HC&S to Transition Out of Sugar Production


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Maui Tomorrow Foundation: ‘It Was Clear That There Would Be a Change Soon’


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Maui Mayor: ‘We Knew That This Day Was Inevitable’


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Maui Senators React With Reserved Optimism


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Sen. Schatz: ‘Sugar Production on Maui was More Than a Business’


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HC&S Awards $13K in Grants to Maui Youth Centers


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Maui Non-Profit Director’s Issue 2015 Awards


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Clause Dangerous to Maui’s Sugar Industry Rejected by US Senate


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Maui’s HC&S Begins 141st Sugar Harvest


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MEMORIES FROM FACEBOOK

Janice Olson God bless Maui.... God bless her people. To the hard workers we give thanks 🙏🏻 for your sweat and calloused hands. It's never easy to see the end of an era that made such history! Defend the future of her pristine soil....it's not necessarily the sugar cane itself, but the people that busted their butts to process it to get a paycheck and feed their familiesOctober 27, 2016 09:24pm
Carrie Bleiweiss How I wish a good percentage of this land could be used to grow organic vegetables and fruits to feed the island people!October 27, 2016 03:52pm
Gina Broadway Wow. It is a shame that so many people are now out of work. However we will no longer breathe in the soot and smog produced by this facility. And the really funny thing is, the sugar that we purchase on Maui for years is grown in the Philippines.October 27, 2016 09:38pm
Kim Baker Very Sad to hear this is closing.. It's Part of Maui..landing over the Cain fields an the Plant... My First Visit To Maui 1983 And Wow..It sure has Grown..they Better keep the WORK PLANT THERE ..USE AS A MUSEUM.. 🌴🌺🌴October 27, 2016 11:19am
Carol Takahashi All the newcomers who have made Maui their new home, and who were so vocal about the sugar cane industry which was there a hundred plus years before they came, and now are gripping about what will become of this barren land, I wonder when they'll be satisfied? First of all they're not happy with the smoke caused by the burning of the cane, and now not happy if the crops that might be grown there are not going to be organic! Sheesh! Now, that the cane is gone, there will be many years while the dirt is blowing in the Valley from North to South. I predict next there will be an uproar from people about their kids getting sick from the blowing dirt. Will anyone ever be satisfied? You got what you asked for, now try to live with it and what's to come.October 27, 2016 08:48pm
Tony Deckert I worked sugar on Maui for over 15 years at Pioneer Mill. It's a shame that money dictates who works and who doesn't. So far in life it was the best time of my career as an Operator Engineer and the best group of people I have ever worked with. To name a few, Billy Kaniho, Herman Cavalho, Chapi, Shegeto, Adam Thomas, Blacky, John Nelson, irrigator, Chester Hinahara, Johnny Kikuyama just a few from harvesting dept. There are many more to mention it's just that I can't remember al of their names. They know who they are if they happen to read this. Aloha nui to all of my brothers and sisters. I will always cherish the memories of cau-cau time‼️✌️👍🍻😎October 28, 2016 07:44pm
Amy Rueter I wish we could see these fields used to grow produce for the state. Sadly, Monsanto will take them for whatever they plan to do. Probably seed corn.October 27, 2016 12:17pm
Amber Laplante
October 27, 2016 04:48pm
Mark Kelley There will be prosperous days to come. Hold your heads high good things will comeOctober 27, 2016 09:10pm
Wesley Rock Wow first it was the pineapple fields now the sugarcane fields.what's next so sad.October 27, 2016 12:45pm
Julie Wray So sad. Sugar cane = Maui. I hooe it doesn't come diwn to over development of over-priced condos.October 27, 2016 02:32pm
Tiare Agdeppa
October 27, 2016 01:05pm
Dustin Hampton Thanks for poisoning the land, polluting the air, and stealing public water in the name of profits. You will be missed.October 27, 2016 02:39pm
Soares Daniel
October 27, 2016 11:19am
Sandra S Oakley Maui...you are a hard working people deserving love... Thank you for many years of toil and sweat..🐝October 29, 2016 06:10am
Denmark Santiago
October 28, 2016 08:30am
Valerie Andaya
October 27, 2016 11:44am
Brandon Nelson
October 27, 2016 07:18pm
Dennis Pressley I so all that beautiful soil, surrenders to new hotels and what not? The way of the world nowOctober 28, 2016 07:09am
Jeff Frievalt I remember when the last of the sugar cane was burned on Oahu. End of an era.October 27, 2016 11:21pm
Christie Flores Reminds me I am home....that unmistakable smell that is disturbing yet comforting....October 27, 2016 08:19pm
Judy Stanger Memories of suffering every morning from the cane smoke in my livingroom !October 28, 2016 06:49am
Kyle Sage Big hotels and or big money want the land, sad to see it all goOctober 27, 2016 07:42pm
Helen Childers Decoite This is a tragedyOctober 27, 2016 02:19pm
Paul Van Vlymen
October 27, 2016 03:14pm
Jennifer Meyers Mixed emotions, mostly sad.October 27, 2016 12:30pm
Melissa Kreutner
October 27, 2016 05:49pm
Dave Hickman
October 27, 2016 08:54pm
Joe King Build some homes.October 28, 2016 03:20pm
Betty Camire It is a shame to see it go so many jobs and heritage lostOctober 27, 2016 11:12am
Marilynne Tallman
October 27, 2016 11:39am
Marie Bourdet So sad.October 27, 2016 11:03am
John Flam I'll miss the cane but not the burns.October 27, 2016 02:25pm
Jesse Welch No farms, No Food.October 27, 2016 12:03pm
Te Wharewaiata Webster Get rid of sugar killing our peopleOctober 27, 2016 09:37pm
Dallas Darr
October 28, 2016 03:34pm
Jesse Andaya
October 27, 2016 03:46pm
Cris Ibanez My memories are overshadowed by all the anti cane burning outsiders and politicians with hidden agendas selling out to big money who support their campaigns. Preserving Hawaii's history and culture is not the goal of these people. Soon Hawaii's past will only exist in photos and books.October 27, 2016 08:24pm
Linda Takenouchi
October 27, 2016 04:56pm
Cheryl Zoppina Ernst
October 27, 2016 02:31pm
Linda Takenouchi
October 27, 2016 04:55pm
Jofrey Racadio
October 27, 2016 05:35pm
Joaquin Melgarejo Ruiz I am very happy because Heidi is not going to have ash problems !!October 28, 2016 04:01am
Dallas Darr
October 28, 2016 03:28pm
Jeanne Riley August 24, 2015 1973 was a very good year for sugarcane workers at HC&S and maybe even Pioneer Mill. Sugar cane workers were to get a bonus at Christmas and there was excitement in the air. I was a teacher at a Catholic School in Kahului and most of the parents of my students worked for the mill. The happiness could be felt throughout the community. At the time, my husband and I lived in Lahaina and had been lucky to purchase a lot in Wahikuli. It was surrounded by sugarcane fields; yet there was an auction to buy the land and no shortage of bidders. After we built that home, we lived there for eleven years. The workers used to come door to door when they would burn. The snapping and crackling of the cane fires is still vivid in my memory. The cane rain would sometimes fall all around our homes and the neighborhood children would dance in it. When the cane was green and covered in plumes, the children would use a plume and run around the yard and pretend to be circus horses with a decoration on their head. Sugar was our life, the life of most of the families in my classroom and the life of both my Lahaina and my Kahului community. I respect the many, many generations of Maui residents who have grown up in and around the plantation. I respect the jobs and I respect what this last plantation means to Maui, and to our State of Hawaii. HC&S is an important business for Maui’s agricultural industry. Not only does the company employ hundreds of people, it also helps to diversify our economy so that we’re not completely dependent on tourism. Who among us hasn’t flown back into Maui and been overwhelmed with love for the green cane and the beautiful fields? HC&S is a part of our Maui community and has been around for 145 years and they are like an old friend. By the way, when the fields behind our Lahaina house were burned, and the cane had yet to grow back, the wind would catch the red dirt and blow it into our homes; then we had something to complain about! If Maui doesn’t have sugar cane, the central plains of Maui will once again be a dust bowl. It will be much worse than occasional burning.October 27, 2016 02:00pm
Sandra S Oakley Prayers and Blessings for all ofOctober 29, 2016 06:06am
Ben Isola Here comes hempOctober 27, 2016 04:30pm
Cher Groothuis So sadOctober 27, 2016 02:20pm
Kit Zulueta
October 29, 2016 09:36am
June K Harper Charlotte BoteilhoOctober 27, 2016 10:57am
Coleen Field The Smell ...and Red Dirt on the Windowsills. Lahainaluna...old days gone byOctober 27, 2016 05:04pm
Kyle Sage Instead of cane and smoke get ready for big hotels and big moneyOctober 27, 2016 07:47pm
Yvette Marie Petersen Craig Petersen Yvette Marie PetersenOctober 27, 2016 09:45pm
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