In the midst of Hōkūle‘a’s voyage around the world, we look to her first voyage 40 years ago.
In 1976, crews sailed Hokulea to Tahiti and back without modern-day instruments, guided only by nature’s clues.
This comes as the crew is about to set sail for the first time in nearly a month.
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You don’t see them from afar, but the names of those who’ve passed are engraved almost everywhere you look on Hokulea.
Hokulea arrived in Newport News, Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday.
The decision to delay the departure was made out of an abundance of precaution and concern for the crew and the iconic sailing vessel.
Once they know they’re in the clear, Hokulea will continue south until Virginia.
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Kauai’s voyaging canoe, Namahoe means Gemini, the guiding constellation between the islands of Kauai and Oahu.
After 20 years of planning and building, the voyaging canoe Namahoe touched the water.
The two vessels met on the Eerie Canal in upstate New York.
The inland journey includes 52 locks and 160 bridges.
The crew had little to no visibility of the horizon for a few hours, but made for a gorgeous sight.
It has the highest tides on earth, rising dozens of feet in a matter of hours.
The crew arrived in Yarmouth, a seaport of about 7,000.
The Peabody Essex Museum is home to 5,000 Hawaiian artifacts, including a feather cape, kapa.
Hundreds stood dockside to greet the canoe, including Hawaii transplants and members of the Native American Massachusett tribe.
“I just feel blessed to be from two very beautiful worlds,” Trish Keliinui said.
The canoe and crew will depart for New Bedford, Massachusetts on Tuesday.