Crew Profile: Robert “Bob” Perkins

PVS Member Since 2000

HOMETOWN: Redondo Beach, Calif.
PRIMARY DUTY: Senior Captain / First Mate
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Tools, Carpenter, Electronics, and Ground Tackle
Robert “Bob” Perkins, originally from Redondo Beach, Calif., is the director of Honolulu Community College’s Marine Education and Training Center.

Bob feels Hōkūleʻa embodies the spirit and determination to make the world a better “island” on which all mankind live in peace and harmony. He feels the voyages will take the mana or spirit of the canoe and share it with the communities of the world and show the practices of sustainability through conversation and good stewardship.

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