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Historic paddle finds its way home

Duke Kahanamoku's koa blade broke in an outrigger canoe race 71 years ago

By Cindy Luis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 04, 2014

~~<p>Waikiki. July 4, 1943.</p>
<p>In the midst of America's involvement in World War II, some 15 miles away from where the unsalvageable superstructure of the USS Arizona still rested visibly in Pearl Harbor, there was catharsis and respite to be found in the soothing &quot;spouting water&quot; fronting the Moana and Royal Hawaiian hotels.</p>
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Waikiki. July 4, 1943.

In the midst of America's involvement in World War II, some 15 miles away from where the unsalvageable superstructure of the USS Arizona still rested visibly in Pearl Harbor, there was catharsis and respite to be found in the soothing "spouting water" fronting the Moana and Royal Hawaiian hotels. Login for more...



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