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HC & S Sugar Mill - Maui

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Aloha everyone,

After being rained out of a property shoot in Makawao town, I decided to take a little time in the sunny valley to play with the M2Z a bit.  My subject of interest was the old sugar mill, in Pu'unene, just off the highway south of Kahului.  HC & S (Hawai'i Commercial & Sugar) operated on Maui for 134 years, until it's shut down in 2016.  This was the last and largest producing sugarcane operation in the state of Hawai'i, providing jobs for over 650 employees.  

Today, the processing mill remains abandoned, with a few security personnel driving around in trucks and patrolling the area.  There's still a lot of valuable equipment just sitting to rot in the grass and dirt, somewhat of a sad sight to see, but ultimately a relic in the making at this time.  

Mahalo for viewing, enjoy!

 

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