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Molokai ferry to shut down, citing declining sales

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MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The ferry that travels between Maui and Molokai is to end operations Oct. 27.

Ferry operator Sea Link of Hawaii cited low fares from commuter airlines and a drastic drop in ridership for the shutdown.

The service between Kaunakakai and Lahaina, Maui started nearly 30 years ago.

Refunds will be made available to ferry riders.

Last year, Sea Link reported a net operating loss of $523,555.

And the company said ridership numbers fell from nearly 1,691 in January to roughly 859 in July.

To seek a refund, go to Sea Link's website for a form. The deadline to submit completed forms is Dec. 16.

Refund forms are also available in person through Oct. 27 at Sea Link's ticket sales and office.

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