Kauai’s Kilauea Sugar Co. closed in Nov. 1971
The 11,500-acre, 94-year-old Kilauea Sugar Co. closed in Nov. 1971 after several consecutive unprofitable years of operation, and without the hope of making a profit for its parent company, C. Brewer &Co., in the future.
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This was during the monarchy, old Hawaiian kingdom. 1877. This was during a time in history when the Hawaiians ruled the land in Hawai’i. They used wind and a rotor of some sort to travel by sea. Apparently, Hawai’i was united under the Hawaiian Kingdom as far back as 1600s. This was when the Hawaiians migrated from the Marquesses islands, just south of Hawai’i. So they had canoes and miniature size boats then. The story of Hawaii fascinates me when little technology in 1877 was known. But the seafaring of the pacific ocean was well advanced and enough to know that Hawai’i existed and the islands were known by seafarers then. I don’t know anything else, but Hawaiians were a group of people settled in Hawaii and would not be denied their place in history and making a name for themselves as the 8th wonder of the world. How a small civilization existed with few technology, but their navigational skills of the ocean were well beyond its time. Good to see Hawaiians take their rightful place in history and stand tall and be proud of what they know.
Yes. Mahalo ke Akua. Mahalo all who have lived before us. Mahalo our teachers, our families, all that is. Mahalo the Ali’i. Mahalo Pele. Mahalo Honua. Mahalo I’o. Mahalo.
“ ‘O WAU NO KA “Ī” “. Aunty Morrnah Simeona.