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Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a from Kāne‘ohe Bay. And while the canoe is currently in dry dock as it prepares for its next journey to Australia, crew members are planning a series of educational events throughout the week. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with education specialist and apprentice navigator Linda Furuto, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The following events celebrate Hōkūle‘a's 40th Anniversary:

March 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi
Oiwi TV / Sam Kapoi

The voyaging canoes Hōkūlea and Hikianalia are wrapping up their time in Samoa. The crew departed from Swains Island last week and are on their way to Pago Pago in American Samoa. ‘Ōiwi TV editor and Hikianalia crewmember Maui Tauotaha gave us an update as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Follow the two voyaging canoes on Google Maps: