Superferry sets off the battle of Kauai

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: While not specifically amusement industry news, this story really embodies the challenge of preserving natural resources, catering to business interests and supporting a tourist economy. There is also an interest in Kauai among a number of our members, so I felt this was appropriate to share. -J]

Kauai was a sleepy, rural, largely undiscovered place until Elvis made it famous in his 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii." Each successive tide after that brought more outsiders. The tourists must share space with 60,000 residents. The main road system -- a two-lane perimeter highway -- has remained largely the same, including more than a dozen one-lane bridges.

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