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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


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On the 29th day of Nainoa Thompson’s first voyage as a student navigator, he sees two birds fly south overhead. 689 more words


Hokulea and crew navigate their way through Africa's Mozambique Channel

Hokulea may be arriving in Africa by next weekend, having just passed Madagascar.

As her captain says, she was never designed to sail in that part of the world, where the weather and ocean demand respect, or else, but they sail for their teachers, ancestors, for children yet born, and to carry on Hokulea’s legacy. 380 more words


Hokulea sets sail to begin historic leg to Africa

Hawaii’s voyaging canoe Hokulea is on her way to South Africa Sunday night.

Hokulea and her crew left Mauritius in the early morning, Hawaii time, and according to the live tracking map, they have sailed about 100 miles so far, and their jog to the west would indicate they spotted Reunion island, a way-finding point. 292 more words


East West Center honors Polynesian Voyaging Society's Nainoa Thompson

Native Hawaiian navigator and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society Nainoa Thompson was honored Tuesday night for bridging nations.

Thompson was given the Asia Pacific Community Building Award by the East-West Center. 63 more words