Emergency ferry shuttle offered for those stranded by fire

May 4, 2010, 8:10 AM HST · Updated May 4, 9:21 AM
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By Wendy Osher

The Pacific Whale foundation is offering an emergency ferry shuttle service for those stranded on either end of the island by the Ukumehame brush fire and subsequent Honoapiilani Highway Road closure.

Greg Kaufman, the Executive Director of the Pacific Whale Foundation said the agency had offered the service in past emergencies to alleviate the backlog of people stranded.

The first departure was set from Maalaea at 9 a.m., with a return trip set to depart from Lahaina at 10:30 a.m.  Kaufman said the shuttle will run every hour and a half as needed.  Cost is $10 and reservations are required by calling 249-8811.

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The schedule for the rest of the day is as follows:

Maalaea departures:  9 a.m. , 12 p.m., 3 p.m.

Lahaina departures:  10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

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