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Ben Finney and Hōkūleʻa’ — the End of a Voyage

Less than a month before the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa‘ completed its epic journey around the globe, Ben Finney completed his own last voyage. Ben Rudolph Finney died at the age of 83. A University of Hawaii Professor Emeritus in Anthropology, … Continue reading

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Congratualtions to Hōkūleʻa’s Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Congratulations to Nainoa Thompson who was honored recently with the 2017 Explorers Club Medal, the most prestigious recognition in exploration. The award was presented to Thompson at the 113th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at Ellis Island in New York City. Thompson was recognized … Continue reading

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Hōkūleʻa in North Cove — Palm Trees and Stormy Skies

The Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa was officially welcomed to New York yesterday morning in ceremonies in North Cove on the Hudson River. The voyaging canoe and her crew, in the third year of an epic voyage around the world, were greeted … Continue reading

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Hōkūleʻa — the Big Canoe in the Big Apple

Continuing her epic voyage around the globe, the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa will officially make her arrival in New York harbor on Sunday, June 5th. She will dock at North Cove Marina in Manhattan on the Hudson River at 9:00 a.m., followed by … Continue reading

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Kon-Tiki 2 Crew Rescued, Hōkūleʻa Sails On

Last November, we posted about two balsa rafts which had set out from Lima, Peru, intending to sail to Easter Island and back, on the Kon-Tiki 2 expedition. Yesterday, the Chilean Navy rescued 14 crew members from the two rafts … Continue reading

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Hōkūleʻa Arrives in Brasil on Round the World Voyage

Hōkūleʻa, the Polynesian Voyaging Society double hull sailing canoe has arrived in Brasil, after a voyage across the Atlantic, continuing on its round the world voyage. Over the last 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed over 150,000 across the Pacific.  In its … Continue reading

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Kon-Tiki 2 — Exploration and/or Anachronism?

On November 7th, two balsa rafts set out from Lima, Peru, bound for Easter Island on the Kon-Tiki 2 expedition. The voyage is both an homage to Thor Heyerdahl’s famous voyage on the raft Kon-Tiki in 1947 and a voyage … Continue reading

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Herb Kawainui Kāne – Artist, Historian, Founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Yesterday we posted about the arrival of seven vaka, Polynesian voyaging canoes, in Hilo, Hawaii.    This seems an appropriate time to remember Herb Kawainui Kāne, an Hawaiian  artist, historian and one of the  founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, who died last March … Continue reading

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On this Day in History – Kon Tiki Sets Sail

On April 28, 1947, a six-man expedition led by Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Callao, Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named the Kon-Tiki on a 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.   Heyerdahl’s book, Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, … Continue reading

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