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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


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