For Colin Yamamoto, They are All Historical Treasures
Melissa Tanji
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

A seat belt from Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a car speaker from the old Kahului Drive-In, plantation kaukau tins, handmade potato peelers and vegetable graters from the 1930s and ’40s. These pieces from Maui’s past are just a fraction of the memorabilia that fills every nook and cranny of Colin Yamamoto’s home in Wailuku.

The retired Maui County Fire Department battalion chief has been collecting remnants of Maui’s plantation past and local history, as well as Japanese antiques, for about 40 years.

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