And so the story ends. Superferry, once a way to travel between the Hawaiian islands without getting on an airplane, has met its demise.
After protesters on Kauai camped out in front of the vessel on surfboards, halting its passage, this ship has not been running between Oahu and Kauai. Now the State Supreme Court stopped service between Oahu and Maui, siding with environmentalists.
Locals are rejoicing. Tourists and airplane-ophobes are bummed. But flights are still cheap.