Hōkūle‘a’s Worldwide Voyage: Nā‘ālehu Anthony

Jun 16, 2017

The Hōkūle‘a Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage used traditional Polynesian wayfinding techniques to circumnavigate the world. Those techniques include observations of the stars, the sun, ocean swells, the winds, birds, and other signs of nature. The Worldwide Voyage was an opportunity to capture the imagination of new generations and pass on this precious knowledge.
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The Hōkūle‘a's Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage began in 2013 with a sail around the Hawaiian archipelago.  Since then, the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s voyaging canoes have been plying waters across the globe, dodging cyclones and hurricanes, pirates and sandbars to complete their global circuit.  HPR's Noe Tanigawa spoke with crew member Na'alehu Anthony about what he experienced.

Across the globe, heading west from  the Hōkūle‘a visited over 150 ports, preceded by an advance team that sought out the native people of each location.  The indigenous people were asked if a visit by Hōkūle‘a would be welcome, and each port became an astounding example local hospitality.

Here, Nā‘ālehu Anthony, a Hōkūle‘a crewmember,  and  Chief Executive Director of ‘Oiwi TV, recalls his time aboard the canoe.  ‘Ōiwi TV was responsible for documentation and website content for the entire Mālama Honua voyage.  Find their resources online or through your cable provider.

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