Railroad Bridge Found In Kaunakakai

That’s the story of the American Sugar Company plantation and most of the evidence of its operation on Molokai is long gone. Some of the railroad track was used by the Molokai Ranch in cattle-guards, a few of the bridges are still to be seen in Palaau, and coal that was imported for the mill is sometimes found near the wharf in Kaunakakai.

The old railroad bridge foundation next to “Third River” (Kaunakakai Stream) was covered by dirt through the years and completely forgotten. Forgotten, that is, until it was accidentally rediscovered this month and that chapter of Molokai history again told.


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