While docked on Block Island on Wednesday, crewmembers of Hawaii’s iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa began the detailed process of a crew switch. The latest crew of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage arrived safely on Block Island, where they spent the day in training, preparing and receiving information from the canoe’s leg 20 crew, for leg 21 of Hōkūleʻa’s sail. Captain Bruce Blankenfeld conducted an orientation for the canoe’s latest crewmembers, as well as a brief overview of future port stops.
The Hōkūleʻa crew’s time on Block Island was spent engaging the local community through canoe tours and educational outreach. The canoe’s next stop is about 50 nautical miles away in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut where crewmembers will conduct lectures and interactive demonstrations of Polynesian wayfinding, voyaging and navigation at the Mystic Seaport Museum’s 25th Annual Wooden Boat Show.
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Hōkūle‘a’s visit to the eastern United States is a historic milestone in her 40 years of voyaging.
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