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Leg 1: Crew departs Hilo heading toward new experiences, unfamiliar waters

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    Crew members Darienne Dey, left, Nikki Kamalu and Cat Fuller celebrate shortly before departing Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Aotearoa, the north island of New Zealand.

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    The crab-claw sails of the Hokule’a cast a silhouette on the horizon in November 2014 as the voyaging canoe visited the island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Aotearoa, the north island of New Zealand.

In Samoa, a former secretary-general for the United Nations delivered a “message in a bottle” to the crew. Read more

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