Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey

Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odysseyA traditional double-hulled canoe has returned to Hawaii after concluding a three-year epic journey around the globe, the first trip of its kind by such a boat. The Hokule’a vessel and its crew entered the marina at Honolulu’s Magic Island peninsula on Saturday after sailing more than 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometres) since its departure from the island of Oahu in 2014. Large crowds gathered for the homecoming celebration to commemorate the end of the odyssey, which intended to “weave a lei of hope around the world through sharing indigenous wisdom, groundbreaking conservation and preservation initiatives,” according to voyage organisers.


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