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Check Six: Hawaii’s Pineapple Canneries

May 12, 2017

From the Images of Old Hawaii website

Workers on the line in the 1970s

In the 20th Century, working at the cannery was a rite of passage for many in here in Hawaii. Whether you were moving trays, working on the trimming line or operating the Ganaca machines, the hours were long and the work tedious. For many it was saving money for tuition.

This post covers the history of canning in the United States and some history of Hawaii’s canning industry. The photos at the end of the article should bring back memories for those who worked at one of the canneries in Kalihi.

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There were other brave individuals who spent the summer on Molokai picking pineapples in the fields.  But that’s a story for another post.

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