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COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
                                The Hokule’a leaves Sand Island.
Wildfires and weather spur change in Hokule‘a voyage

As a result of the Maui wildfires, and potentially unprecedented weather patterns in the Pacific, Polynesian Voyaging Society CEO Nainoa Thompson announced Wednesday that the Hokule‘a will be diverting from its sail plan in December to make a stop back in Hawaii. Read more

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MENGSHIN LIN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Hokule‘a prepares for its departure from Hawaii on April 15.
Hokule‘a to arrive in Seattle on Saturday

The Suquamish and Muckleshoot Indian tribes will also hold a welcome ceremony after the canoe docks at Pier 62, as the Hokule‘a and its crew enter into the 10th week of their four-year Moananuiakea Voyage. Read more

COURTESY PHOTO/ HOKULE’A
                                Hokule‘a made its way south from Juneau, Alaska, to the Admiralty Islands village of Angoon, Alaska
Hokule‘a sailing to villages in Alaska

After officially launching the four-year Moananuiakea Voyage on Sunday, the Hokule‘a made its way south from Juneau, Alaska, to the Admiralty Islands village of Angoon, Alaska. Read more

COURTESY CHRIS BLAKE
                                A view of Alaska from the Hokule‘a.
Hokule‘a launches its Alaska heritage sail

Donned in beanies and insulated jackets, crew members aboard the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule‘a have departed Juneau, Alaska, to begin its first leg of their Alaska Heritage Sail. Read more

MENGSHIN LIN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Gov. Josh Green, third from right, and crew members held a pule.
Community celebrates Hokule‘a’s departure

Members of the community gathered at the dock at the Marine Education Training Center on Sand Island to bid farewell to the Hokule‘a. Family and friends of the crew shared their well wishes for a safe voyage of 43,000 nautical miles. Read more

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hokule‘a crew members set sail Monday from Sand Island for Hilo. The Hikianalia is pictured in the background.
Hokuleʻa and Hikianalia embark on voyage to Tahiti

The Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia departed from Sand Island at about 11:15 a.m. Monday on the first leg of their sail to Tahiti. The Kealaikahiki Voyage is focused on preparing the next generation of crew members for the momentous Moananuiakea Voyage, a five-year circumnavigation of the Pacific set to launch in 2023. Read more

POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
                                Hokulea training off the coast of Lahaina, Maui.
Hokule‘a prioritizes community health in next voyage

As the Polynesian Voyaging Society gears up for the Hokule‘a and Hikianalia voyaging canoes’ next worldwide voyage in May, the health and safety of the crew and of the communities the canoes visit are at the forefront of their plans. Read more


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