‘Ferry Free Kaua‘i’ event set

Protesters of Hawai‘i Superferry’s presence in Kaua‘i waters last August have planned a one-year anniversary party to celebrate their accomplishment tomorrow from noon until 6 p.m. at Nawiliwili Park.

According to Rich Hoeppner, the “Jam at the Harbor” will feature a water slide, a homemade jam contest, live music, pot luck dinner and an auction by sealed bid to raise money for continuing legal challenges in the Hawai‘i Supreme Court.

Revelers also plan to “jam the harbor” with surfers, swimmers, kayakers and paddlers for fun and camaraderie, and to hold a pedestrian parade down the jetty, similar to the events of last August.

The event, which had been thrown into flux by last-minute permitting requirements, now has the full legal blessing of the county Parks and Recreation Department and the United States Coast Guard, Hoeppner said.

Other groups offering support will include Surfriders and the Sierra Club.


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