Polynesian replica voyaging canoes along with modern vessels accompanied the Hokulea to port on the Hawaii island of Oahu .
The Hokulea and its sister ship, Hikianalia, covered a combined 60 ,000 nautical miles, over 150 ports, and 23 countries and territories, the Polynesian Voyaging Society website reported. It’s mission: to showcase traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration and sustainability.
The double-hulled sailing canoe is a performance replica of the canoes early Polynesians likely used 3,000 years ago to discover all of Polynesia.
The Hokulea was greeted in the harbor by other replica Polynesian voyaging canoes as well as modern ships, sailboats, wave runners and paddle boarders.
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