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Hokulea's Nainoa Thompson receives National Geographic award

Nainoa Thompson, chief navigator of the Hokulea and president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, received the National Geographic Society’s oldest and most prestigious honor, the Hubbard Medal, at the 2016 Explorer Awards Thursday in Washington, D.C. 190 more words


Hokulea arrives in New York, but dangerous conditions lie ahead en route to grand welcoming ceremony

Hawaii’s voyaging canoe Hokulea left Jamaica Bay, New York, on Saturday, which is about 17 miles south of New York City, where a grand welcoming ceremony is to be held on Sunday. 294 more words


Hokulea captain explains how late astronaut's vision inspired historic journey

Hawaii’s voyaging canoe Hokulea arrived in Titusville, Fla. Tuesday, just west of the Kennedy Space Center where crew members will hold a special ceremony to honor Hawaii’s first two astronauts, Ellison Onizuka and Lacy Veach. 358 more words


Hokulea captain Nainoa Thompson receives prestigious David Malo Award

One day after returning from South Africa, Hokulea’s captain on her most recent leg of the canoe’s worldwide voyage, received the prestigious David Malo Award. 69 more words


Hokulea makes another stop in South African leg of voyage

Hawaii’s voyaging canoe Hokulea pulled into another South African port Saturday.

The canoe and her 12 crew members left Durban on the country’s east coast on Thursday morning, Hawaii time. 182 more words