Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1918 — For the first time in the history of the Islands a steamship has come to Maui and left with an entire cargo of canned pineapples, about 112,000 cases supplied by the Haiku Fruit & Packing Co.
75 Years Ago
1943 — Maui County’s high schools and some intermediate schools will again operate on a four-day week this year to enable students to work in the sugar, pineapple and other industrial activities.
50 Years Ago
1968 — Fred Rice finally hit the jackpot last Sunday with Benji Rollins aboard Fair Cause, who set a tremendous pace in the home stretch in one of the top attractions of the Maui Saddle Club’s horse racing program at the Fairgrounds.
25 Years Ago
1993 — Maui County water officials are trying to hit a moving target as compliance with federal safe drinking water regulations grows more expensive and more difficult with multiplying, tougher standards.
10 Years Ago
2008 — Maui Coastal Land Trust officials were frustrated and saddened when they found three adult wedge-tailed shearwaters killed at the trust’s Waihee Refuge two weeks ago.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.