NAME: Lihu'e Sugar Plantation
COUNTY: Island of Kauai; District of Lihu'e
CLIMATE: sunny; mild rain yearround
COMMENTS: Just outside the fading town of Lihue, off Kaumuali'i Hwy, there is a large sugar processing mill and a conveyor belt across the two-lane highway. It is officially shutdown on Novemeber 17, 2000, by Amfac/JMB sending it into just another GhostSite of Sugar Mills on the island of Kauai. The last harvest of the sugar cane marks the very end days of the sugar agriculture in the Hawaiian Islands. Right where Rice St. bends out of Lihu'e town south into Kaumuali'i Hwy, you'll find this place. Lihu'e is one third of the way up the east coast of the island of Kauai.
REMAINS: Large Sugar Plantation buidlings and smoke stacks
Most noteable about the raw sugar can conveyor belt is that it replaced the transportation of raw cane by the recently yesteryear's Sugar Cane Railroad Trains. Submitted by: Keith Kersting

(Facing south) The last of the sugar cane harvest flows into the Lihue Sugar Plantation before it shuts down for the final time becomming a ghostsite. Now, all of Hawaii's Sugar Mills and Plantations are official ghostsites. There are ghost stories of these places, rich in history, yet, however, beware of the 'no trespassing' signs, because these lands tend to be owned by corporate deed holders. photo by Keith Kersting, 2000

An overpass of a sugar cane conveyor belt which moves raw unprocessed cane from plantation field to the sugar mill's refinement building. [ photo taken facing north across Kaumuali'i Hwy ] --photo by Keith Kersting, 2000

Keith and the three-story conveyor belt folding raw cane sugar into the now defunct Lihue Sugar Mill. photo by Keith Kersting, 2000

Lihu'e Sugar Plantation photo by Keith Kersting