The Puunene Sugar Mill on Maui.

Did you know that the tall green stalks waving in the breeze on Maui’s central valley represent both Maui’s past and future?  It is believed that sugar first came to Maui by canoe with the island’s original Polynesian settlers.  By the mid-19th century, sugar cane represented the major industry on Maui.  Today, Maui’s central valley is home to 37,000 acres of sugar cane grown and produced by Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company.

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