Hokule'a arrives early in New York
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.