Worldwide Voyage: Hōkūle‘a 2016 Tour of US East Coast

wwv-east-coastSince departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014, Hōkūle‘a has sailed more than 21,500 nautical miles and made stops in 12 countries and 55 ports, weaving a “Lei of Hope” around the world.


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Along the way, more than 160 volunteer crewmembers have helped to sail Hōkūle‘a accompanied by escort vessels Hikianalia and Gershon II to spread the message of mālama honua (taking care of Island Earth) by promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness, as well as exchanging ideas with the countries she has visited.

So far, crew members have connected with more than 45,000 people in communities across the South Pacific, Tasman Sea, and Indian Ocean including Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Indonesia, Mauritius, South Africa, Brazil, Caribbean Sea, Cuba, and Florida.

Hōkūle‘a 2016 Tour of US East Coast
(As of 3-17-16)
All dates and ports are subject to change and are dependent on current weather and safety conditions.

April 24–May 8 Yorktown, VA
May 9 Tangier Island, VA
May 15 Old Town Alexandria, VA
May 18–22 Washington, DC
June 5–18 New York City, NY
June 5 Arrival Ceremony on Hudson River
June 8 World Oceans Day
Late June/July New England Area—including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine

This is the twelfth update in the series Ke Ola Magazine has dedicated to provide ongoing awareness about the Mālama Honua voyage. The series will continue until the Hōkūle‘a returns home to Hawai‘i.

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