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Paula Akana hosts "Hokule'a: Sailling to Malama Honua."

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Hokule'a departs D.C. for New York

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Hokule'a departed the Washington Canoe Club Thursday en route to New York. The canoe is expected to arrive in Jamaica Bay, New York in early June depending on weather and safety conditions, to carry out a full schedule of public outreach and engagement.

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Washington, D.C. welcomes Hokule'a!

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On Wednesday evening, the iconic Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a and her crew were greeted with a welcoming ceremony at the Washington Canoe Club on Water Street.

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Hokule'a crew talks about climate change at Tangier Island

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The Polynesian Voyaging Society's (PVS) Hokule'a crewmembers were welcomed to Virginia's Tangier Island Monday morning.

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South Carolina welcomes the Hokule'a voyaging canoe

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Hokulea is set to make more community connections during her East Coast leg of the Worldwide Voyage. Charleston County Parks in South Carolina is welcoming the historic canoe to their 26th annual Charleston Outdoor Festival.

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Hokule'a arrives in Salem, Mass.

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Hokule'a, the legendary voyaging canoe from Hawaii, arrived in Salem before noon on Thursday, July 14.

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Hokule'a crew gets a special tour of the Peabody Essex Museum

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After spending two days in Salem, M.A., the Hokule'a crew is now engaging with the community in Portsmouth, N.H.

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Hokulea sets sail for New England

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The voyaging canoe Hokulea is on the move again! She said goodbye to New York, her home during the last two weeks.

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Hokule'a reaches Block Island off R.I. coast

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The voyaging canoe Hokule'a has reached Block Island, off of the Rhode Island coast, on Monday.

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iPad app to follow voyage of Hokule'a

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    As Hokule'a sails around the world, there's a soon to be released iPad app that allows children to learn the importance of caring for the earth while going on a voyage of their own.    

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Hokule'a arrives early in New York

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As the Hokulea pulled into North Cove marina near Battery Park, she was welcomed in chant by Hawaii students who had flown to New York for Hokulea. Lilikala Kameeleihiwa offered another chant as the canoe pulled into the dock. Her son and grandson were on board. Master navigator Nainoa Thompson explained a forecast of two cold fronts and gut instinct played a role in his decision to bring the canoe in a day early.

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Hokule'a takes center stage in World Oceans Day in New York

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Wednesday is World Oceans Day and the Hokule'a is a big part of the celebration at the United Nations in New York.

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Hokule'a honored at United Nations on World Oceans Day

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Wednesday was a pivotal point in Hokulea's voyage around the world as her crew and their voyage were celebrated on World Oceans Day.

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Hokule'a honors Hawaii's late astronauts

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The crew of the voyaging canoe Hokule'a welcomed aboard some extra special guests Wednesday in a ceremony that celebrated the spirit of Hawaii explorers.

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Hokule'a arrives in Titusville, Fla.

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After seven hours under tow, the voyaging canoe Hokule'a arrived in Titusville, Fla.

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Hokule'a crew meets up with former Hawaii residents in Florida

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At each stop throughout Florida, the voyaging canoe Hokule'a and her crew are greeted by former Hawaii residents, like the Matteos.

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Hokule'a crew takes voyage from the sea to the classroom

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As Hokule'a makes her way through Lake Okeechobee, FL, the Polynesian Voyaging Society regained their land legs. The crew drove several hundred miles south, and turned their focus toward education. They connected with leaders from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  The organization partners with more than 280 schools nationwide to take on environmental challenges of the future. During the lesson, students imagined themselves aboard the Hokule'a, then discussed which plant... More>>

Hokule'a sails through the Okeechobee Waterway

Updated: Mar 30, 2016 10:05 PM

Another historic milestone for the Hokule'a!  She sailed inland through the Okeechobee Waterway in Florida. She traveled through Lake Okeechobee, which is about the size of Maui, and five locks.

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Hokule'a makes landfall on U.S. East Coast Video included

Updated: Mar 17, 2016 06:15 AM

Hokule'a has ventured to the other side of the world during this voyage.  But now, she's getting closer to home making landfall on the East Coast of the U.S.

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Hokule'a arrives in Key West Video included

Updated: Mar 25, 2016 06:35 PM

The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a and her crew are back in the U.S.  But, their voyage is far from over.

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Hokule'a leaves Cuba; sails for U.S. Video included

Updated: Mar 23, 2016 10:30 PM

The voyaging canoe Hokule'a has left Cuba and is sailing for the U.S.  She's headed about 96 nautical miles north to Key West, Florida.

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Hokule'a arrives in Cuba Video included

Updated: Mar 18, 2016 06:30 PM

The voyaging canoe Hokule'a arrived in Havana, Cuba on Friday, March 18.

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New documentary brings healing, closure for 1978 Hokulea crew members

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It's a chance to tell the tale of the Hokulea as they've always wanted too. A group of friends and former crew members are sharing stories for a new documentary about the historic voyaging canoe. 
 

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Former Hokulea crew members, pilot sharing stories of survival in new film

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The Hawaiian Airlines pilot who spotted the sinking Hokulea is being called "hero," as he returns to the islands to praise the crew for their incredible efforts. 

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Hokulea crew explains decision to alter course

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Hokulea and her crew are changing course. Having recently diverting from Madagascar towards South Africa for several reasons, they are now heading for Maputo, Mozambique. Click here to watch Paula Akana's More>>

Hokulea's voyage to Madagascar reveals language ties

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Hokulea is about 40 nautical miles away from Madagascar, which is a special stop for the crew, a homecoming of sorts. Click here to watch Paula Akana's report. Madagascar is home to amazing ecosystems, More>>

Hokulea looking for stories of hope on world voyage

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As the Hokulea travels the world, crew members are meeting with the different communities to talk about their land and sea and what they are doing to make it better. The Polynesian Voyaging Society is More>>

Hokulea crew prepares for voyage to Madagascar

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Hokulea crew members are in place, just waiting for the word when they will leave the small island nation of Mauritius and head for Madagascar and South Africa. Right now, it looks as though the canoe More>>