Double-hulled, 66-foot Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a…


Saturday, June 17, 2017: Double-hulled, 66-foot Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a returned to Hawaii from around-the-world trip

The voyage took 3 years and covered about 40,000 miles and 19 countries. Its purpose was to spread the message of malama honua: caring for the earth. The journey also served to train young navigators, who, instead of using modern navigation instrumentation, used only the sailing methods of ancient Polynesians. There were about 12 crew members during each leg of the journey. Hokule’a means “star of gladness.”