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Hawaii auctioning off Superferry equipment – Hawaii News Now

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Hawaii auctioning off Superferry equipment Hawaii News Now LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) – The state of Hawaii is auctioning off barges, ramps and other assorted equipment related to a failed Superferry project that planned to shuttle people between the…

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

A sad end to an ambitious project.  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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2 comments on “Hawaii auctioning off Superferry equipment – Hawaii News Now
  1. Mike says:

    I wonder how much one of those ferrys would go for…I could probably have enough space to house my family and a few more, live off the coast….use my smaller boat to go get groceries….no property tax…just a little fuel from time to time…hmmmmm…..

    • Russ Roberts says:

      Your idea makes too much sense…we can’t have rationality enter the world of politics. Politics–that’s the reason the super ferry died. The big transportation monopolies (Young Brothers, Matson, Hawaiian Air, etc.) couldn’t stand an upstart that would force them to be efficient and more public service oriented. Russ

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