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Pictures: Last day of sugar production on Kauai

MAKAWELI, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly two centuries of sugar production comes to an end. Gay and Robinson harvested its last crop Friday, escorting the last load of sugar in a convoy.

Community members also gathered to say their goodbyes. 137 jobs will be lost in this move. Most employees will work through the end of November, then only 30 will remain to work on the ranch and housing upkeep.

Pictured from left to right.. Roy Rapozo, Clyde Kia sr, John Beniamina, & Mark Kenneth poses for the camera as the last haul cane truck from Gay & Robinson arrives @ 3:37 AM.

Top photo source: The Kias

Bottom three photos source: Chris Jensen

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