Friday, June 26, 2009

Lahaina nonprofit launches brick campaign to save Pioneer Mill Smokestack

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation launched a "Buy a Brick" campaign to raise money for the Pioneer Mill Smokestack restoration. Each donation of $100- $700 will be recognized by engraving the donor's name into a brick that will become part of a future walkway at the restored site.

The restoration of the smokestack will cost an estimated $300,000 which is being raised by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Lahaina, Maui.

The Smokestack was named to Hawaii Most Endangered Historic Sites in 2005. The 200-foot chimney is the only remaining structure of the Pioneer Mill which was founded in 1860 and closed in 1999. The photo above shows the mill in its entirety.

Donations made to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, through this campaign or through general donations are tax deductible. To donate and receive your brick, please contact the foundation at 808-661-3262.