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Overhauled Hokule'a returns to ocean

The canoe is "the best she's ever been" before a voyage around the world

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">With several pule (chants) to summon the spirit of island ancestors and numerous pushes from volunteers, Hawaii's most renowned voyaging canoe slipped into the waters off Hono&shy;lulu on Monday &mdash; and into a new frontier.</span></p>
<p>If all goes according to plan, the next time the 62-foot-long Hoku&shy;le&lsquo;a is pulled back onto Hawaii soil will be in 2017 after completing its most daring sail yet: a voyage around the world.</p>
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With several pule (chants) to summon the spirit of island ancestors and numerous pushes from volunteers, Hawaii's most renowned voyaging canoe slipped into the waters off Hono­lulu on Monday — and into a new frontier.

If all goes according to plan, the next time the 62-foot-long Hoku­le‘a is pulled back onto Hawaii soil will be in 2017 after completing its most daring sail yet: a voyage around the world. Login for more...



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