They're actually docked just steps from a homeless encampment, as luck would have it.
The port has fallen to tough economic times, and a number of structures nearby that once housed restaurants and other businesses are now abandoned, covered with graffiti and strewn with trash.
Just across the way another luxury vessel sits, this one with a helicopter on its upper deck—and it belongs to Google co-founder Larry Page.
According to Hawaiian legend, man-eating spirits have occupied the island of Lānaʻi since ancient times. During the 20th century, it was controlled by the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (later Dole Food Company) for decades, and was the world's largest pineapple plantation for some years.
With Ellison's takeover, the island's return to a man-eating spirit would appear to be complete.
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