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The Remnants Of This Abandoned Mill In Hawaii Are Hauntingly Beautiful

Imagine Hawaii in the mid-1800s: the islands were united under the leadership of King Kamehameha III, Christian missionaries had recently arrived on the islands, the first coffee was planted in Kona – and sugar cane was king.

Sugar cane production in Hawaii began at the Old Sugar Mill of Koloa, on the southern coast of Kauai, in 1835. This would mark the beginning of what would become the largest industry in Hawaii, though the plantation has long since been abandoned.

Have you ever seen the abandoned Koloa Sugar Mill in person? Were you more creeped out or in awe of this incredible piece of Hawaiian history?

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.