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Hamakua Ditch Company, Between Nahiku and Puunene, Haiku, Maui County, HI



Item Title
Hamakua Ditch Company, Between Nahiku and Puunene, Haiku, Maui County, HI

Location
Between Nahiku and Puunene, Haiku vicinity, HI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER HI-77
Building/structure dates: 1878 initial construction
Significance: Samuel T. Alexander and Henry P. Baldwin designed and oversaw the construction of the 17-mile Hamakua Ditch irrigation system that collected water from island streams and transported it to the pairís sugar cane fields. In 1908, the ditch was incorporated into the East Maui Irrigation Companyís system of ditches, tunnels, pipes, flumes and reservoirs that extended nearly 74 miles. The East Maui Irrigation Company not only provides water to the sugar cane industry, but also to the County of Maui.For photographs of extant structures from the irrigation system, see HAER No. HI-75, Hana Belt Road.

Subjects
Sugar Industry
Ditches
Irrigation


Related Names
Alexander, Samuel T.
Baldwin, Henry P.
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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