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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sailing By the Wind and Stars Hokule'a Arrives in Menemsha

Hokule'a in Menemsha          Photo: Ray Ewing; MV Gazette

On her way to Vineyard Haven harbor,  Hokule'a makes a surprise visit to Menemsha yesterday.

Hokule'a, the 40 foot double-hulled replica of a traditional Polynesian canoe, is on a world wide voyage to raise awareness of the rare and fragile beauty our natural world.   She arrives in Vineyard Haven harbor today and will be open to the public Wednesday. She sails to Woods Hole this Friday.

The real story, and history, of Hokule'a is that only the constellations, winds and currents guide her voyages.  Though she is accompanied on her journey by another vessel with modern instruments in case of emergency, the crew of Hokule'a relies only on the natural world to guide them around the world.

“A navigator always sails in seram, the light, he always sails in goodness, in kindness, in generosity,” Master navigator Mau Piailug

More about Hokule'a in this recent article of the Vineyard Gazette

Navigate to their website to read about Hokule'a and the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Hokule'a    Photo: Sam Kapoi

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