Hokule’a and her crew left O’ahu Wednesday to embark on a 6-month-long journey throughout Hawaii.
The canoe will travel to each island in what’s being called its “Mahalo Hawaii Sail.”
Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson says Hokule’a’s first stop is Honolua Bay on Maui. That’s where’s the first launched for her maiden voyage in 1976. It’s one of about 40 stops planned for the journey.