The Sugar estates of Cuba.
--From a work on the Cuban sugar estates, by Charles Rebello
, British Vice Consul
, it appears that there were in full operation in Cuba
last season 1,365 sugar estates, which produced 1,127,348,650 pounds, equal to 563,674 tons of sugar, worth $45,093,860. Of these 1,365 plantations, 949 use steam power in grinding the cane, 7 water power, and 409 of power, in the old primitive style.
The extent of land planted with cane on these plantations is 691,917 acres, while the area on the estates used for other purposes, viz: cattle fields, fruit, vegetable garden, &c., comprises 1,289,650 acres, or nearly double the quantity used for cane.
The crop of sugar the present year is expected to yield 153,600 boxes more than the last.