Fifteen hundred protestors line Kaua‘i’s pier. Dozens more leap onto surfboards, boogie boards, and canoes, risking their lives to stop the oncoming colossus: the high-speed Hawaii Superferry riding in on a wave of deception and collusion. The protesters block the ship, and force it back to Honolulu. But why such outrage?… Over a ferryboat?
Written by Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander, The Superferry Chronicles is a riveting tale of intrigue and corruption—and an inspiring popular uprising against rampant commercialization. Impeccably researched, The Chronicles exposes hidden connections to defense industries preparing for Pacific conflicts, and an ambitious governor pandering to powerful military investors. Her administration gives the mammoth catamaran—bigger than a football field—a free pass to blaze its way at 40 miles per hour through protected whale breeding grounds and transport dangerous invasive species to fragile ecosystems—despite stringent environmental laws and a unanimous Supreme Court stop-order. Central to the story, we hear directly from Hawaii’s citizens fighting to protect their lands, and saying loud and clear, “Enough is enough.”