Maui voyaging canoe launches

Photo courtesy Polinahe Photography
Photo courtesy Polinahe Photography

After years in the making Maui has its first deep-sea voyaging canoe.

Ceremonies were held Friday afternoon to celebrate the launch of the canoe Mookiha O Pi’ilani.

It took 16 years to build the canoe.

Its first taste of water was at Lahaina’s Mala Wharf where over 350 people turned out Sunday to walk the canoe to the wharf.

Mookiha O Pi’ilani will moor off Lahaina.




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