Lihue sugar mill smokestack comes down


LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — The smokestack that was part of one of Hawaii’s largest sugar companies is no longer.

The smokestack, which had stood watch of the Kauai town of Lihue for almost 65 years, came down Tuesday.

The National Park Service said in a report that the Lihue Plantation Co. smokestack was built in 1948 and was 167 feet tall. It helped make the plant into one of the largest in Hawaii, with more cane produced at the mill than any other in the state.

The mill closed more than a decade ago. Demolition began in January.

 

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