Olokele Sugar ~ End of an era 1889-2009
Olokele Sugar Co. is owned by Gay & Robinson Inc. The factory at Kaumakani was the last active sugar mill on Kauai. It is located about 4 miles west past Hanapepe town. Unfortunately, sugar production on Kauai is now over (as of Oct. 30, 2009).

Some 3400 acres of land has already been leased to Dow AgroSciences for a seed corn crop and further development of hydroelectric generation.

I'm sure going to miss the sweet smell of burnt sugar, and the sight of cane haul trucks barreling across the green landscape stirring up a cloud of red dirt.

See also Pau Hana Sugar Parade "set".
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