Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

Matt Caires of Hawaii, in red jacket, a crew mem­ber on the Hawai­ian voy­ag­ing ca­noe Hokule’a, ex­plains to vis­i­tors on Fri­day how the ‘hoe’ (Hawai­ian for pad­dle) steers the ves­sel. The Hud­son River Mar­itime Mu­seum in Down­town Kingston has been host­ing the Hokule’a — a 61-foot-long, 21-foot-wide dou­ble-hulled tra­di­tional Poly­ne­sian voy­ag­ing ca­noe — since Wed­nes­day, and it leaves to­day. The Kingston visit was part of the East Coast leg of the Hokule’a’s cur­rent World­wide Voy­age. The ves­sel first was launched in 1975 in Kualoa, Hawaii, by the Poly­ne­sian Voy­ag­ing So­ci­ety and has sailed 140,000 nau­ti­cal miles us­ing an­cient wayfind­ing tech­niques. The mis­sion of the Hokule’a is to spread a mes­sage of re­spect for the Earth and in­dige­nous peo­ple. More info:


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