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Hokule'a makes landfall in Tahiti

By Star- Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:48 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2014

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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