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Hokule’a makes landfall in Tahiti

  • CESAR LAURE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISERThe crew of the Hokule'a waved goodbye as they departed Radio Bay in Hilo on Friday.
    CESAR LAURE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The crew of the Hokule'a waved goodbye as they departed Radio Bay in Hilo on Friday.
  • COURTESY GOOGLE / POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETYThis map shows Hokule'a's position off one of the islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago, about 215 miles from the capital of Papeete in French Polynesia.
    COURTESY GOOGLE / POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
    This map shows Hokule'a's position off one of the islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago, about 215 miles from the capital of Papeete in French Polynesia.

The voyaging canoes Hokule’a and Hikianalia made landfall in the Tuamotu archipelago island group in French Polynesia, the Polynesian Voyaging Society said on its website.

Land was sighted at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to an update on the voyage.

The area where Hokule’a made landfall is about 215 miles from the capital of Papeete.

The canoes are on the first international leg of an around-the-world journey.

The canoes left Hilo Bay on May 30 for Tahiti.

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