Hawaii 1899-1906

Michael M. O'Shaughnessy's first project in the Hawaiian Islands was on Molokai in 1899-1900, where he mapped and reported on the land quality and irrigation potential of the 5,000-acre Wailuku Sugar Plantation on behalf of Edward Pollitz, a wealthy sugar stock-broker. Until 1906, he led irrigation design and construction work on over twenty sugar plantations in the Hawaiian Islands. The most famous of these were the Olokele Aqueduct on Kauai; (1902-1903), the Koolau Aqueduct on Maui; (1903-1904), and the Kohola Aqueduct, Hawaii; (1905-1906).


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