Hokule'a, May 29
The Hokule'a departed on a statewide voyage on Wednesday. The historic canoe and its crew will first sail around the Hawaiian isles for one year as training for the upcoming 47,000 mile worldwide voyage. They are expected to arrive in Hilo by Friday afternoon. Pictured is navigator and captain Nainoa Thompson hugging his daughter, Puana, 4, before boarding the canoe.