Poly­ne­sian voy­ag­ing ca­noe vis­its mu­seum

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The Hud­son River Mar­itime Mu­seum is host­ing the 61-foot dou­ble-hulled tra­di­tional Poly­ne­sian voy­ag­ing ca­noe Hokule’a at its docks on Ron­d­out Creek through Satur­day.

Hokule’a is vis­it­ing Kingston as part of the 2016 East Coast leg of her World­wide Voy­age. The ves­sel will be open to the pub­lic for free deck tours led by the vol­un­teer crew from noon to 6 p.m. Fri­day.

The ves­sel was launched on March 8, 1975, in Kualoa, Hawaii, by the Poly­ne­sian Voy­ag­ing So­ci­ety. Hokule’a means “Star of Glad­ness” in Hawai­ian. The ves­sel is 61.4 feet long and 21 feet wide, with a dou­ble-hulled con­struc­tion of wood, fiber­glass and com­pos­ite, and two sails.

Since the launch in 1975, Hokule’a has sailed more than 140,000 nau­ti­cal miles us­ing an­cient Poly­ne­sian wayfind­ing tech­niques. The cur­rent World­wide Voy­age be­gan in 2013 and will con­clude in 2017.

More info: www.hokulea.com.

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