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Hōkūleʻa comes home

After visiting 23 countries and territories around the world over the past three years, the double-hulled sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa has returned to Hawaiʻi and was greeted yesterday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Park, Oahu, by an estimated 50,000 people. 126 more words


Master navigator Thompson among 'Living Treasures' honored by OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) honored seven people during its inaugural Nā Mamo Makamae o Ka Poʻe Hawaiʻi: Living Treasures of the Hawaiian People. 413 more words


Nainoa Thompson reflects on Malama Honua ahead of Hokulea's homecoming

On Friday, May 26, Hokulea crossed the equator, marking an important milestone in her journey north from Tahiti back to Hawaii.

Her homecoming on June 17 marks the conclusion of a historic, three-year worldwide voyage. 558 more words


Nainoa Thompson given prestigious explorers award in New York City

Pwo navigator and president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society Nainoa Thompson was honored Saturday evening in New York City with the 2017 Explorers Club Medal, the most prestigious recognition in exploration. 173 more words


Captain Nainoa Thompson surprises Hokulea fan at Nuuanu retirement home

Hawaii’s voyaging canoe Hokulea has ended its nine-month journey up and down the east coast, having arrived in Miami, Florida, early December.

While there, the crew will undergo a change, and in about three weeks Hokulea will return to the Caribbean before heading through the Panama Canal, on the way back home. 117 more words


Hokulea: The First Voyage Sailing into History

Aloha and welcome to Hōkūle‘a: The First Voyage, sailing into history.

One of Hōkūle‘a’s co-founders said: “Knowing our past gives us a rudder with which to navigate the present.” 1,029 more words