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Hawaii Department of Transportation

Hawaii ferry dreams face cost, public opinion hurdles

HONOLULU (AP) — When a 30-foot-tall ferry loomed outside a Kauai harbor in 2007, surfers and kayakers — looking like tiny ducks in comparison — blocked its path, preventing it from unloading hundreds of passengers and sending the giant catamaran back to Oahu. The emotional standoff where surfers bobbed in …