Friday, May 15, 2009


So what’s happening with the $40 million harbor improvement money to be paid by Hawaii Superferry?

by Larry Geller

It used to be that a million dollars was real money. These days AIG executives probably leave that much as tips in Tahoe.

But here in the middle of the Pacific, where the governor can be expected to withhold funds from social services claiming there’s no money, a million or two—or 40—would go a long way toward providing meals on wheels. Or whatever she may target, saying there’s no money. I don’t know where it goes if paid back, that is, into the general fund or someplace else, but shouldn’t it be paid back? Was there fine print somewhere that lets HSF off the hook?

So the Superferry is gone and soon to be forgotten, but who is chasing after them for the harbor improvement money?

If Lingle withholds money from education, senior services, or whatever, I hope some reporters will quickly ask her about that $40 million.

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Auction it all, laters, they outta here!

Friday, May 15, 2009
"Hawaii Superferry to auction array of items from short stay"
by Advertiser Staff

KAHULUI, Maui — Souvenir hounds and bargain hunters will get a chance to bid on remnants of Hawaii Superferry's short-lived and contentious operations at auctions to be held on Maui and Oahu.

Everything from restroom trailers, portable offices, traffic cones, light towers, office furniture, Superferry shirts and shoe scrubbers will go on the auction block at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the former ferry terminal at Kahului Harbor, located at Puunene and Kaahumanu avenues.

The Oahu auction will take place at 10 a.m., May 23, at Honolulu Harbor Piers 19 and 20. Items include tools, a 10,000-pound power winch, animal carriers, luggage scales and carts, security camera systems, ticket counters, food service items, computers and life preservers...

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